Why does a Moscow Mule have to be in solid copper mugs
Copper mugs helps to make your Moscow Mule and other beverage feel super chilling in hot summer. Copper has a very high thermal conductivity so the coldness from your Mule will fly into your hands, lips and throat at an amazing rate. It will feel exactly as the icy drink. This is not possible to get that from a high ball glass.
And copper mugs have become an essential ingredient for Moscow Mule. So many people claimed that the Mule they made at home feel not right as they experienced in bars, and found the copper cups were the source of that. As for me, copper mug’s natural features account for half and the emotional needs for another 50 percent. To be fair, I can’t have mule without a copper cup.
Keep in mind only solid copper mugs have the superior heat conductivity to give the thrilling feel you want, any plated ones would be eliminated from your shop list.
Be it safe to drink from a copper mug
First thing you have to know about copper safety is copper exists in the human body and other animals. Copper acts as necessary components of some enzymes for us. Taking copper is vital for we cannot synthesize it. The ancients used to store water in copper wares and drink in the same in the next morning. That was recommended as a way to maintain good health.
Whether is safe to drink from a copper mug depends on these following respects:
Are your copper cups are lined with tin or stainless steel or not
Any copper mug with a tin lining or stainless steel will be very safe to be used for any drink even at a high temperature. Because the lining interior can prevent leakage or reaction of copper with the ingredient within your drink. But lining material like stainless steel has no thermal conductivity like copper, a lined copper holder may not feel good as a pure one.
What drink you want your cooper mug to hold, whether it is hot or not
For drink from those pure unlined copper mugs, the safety depends on two sides the drink itself and the temperature. Hot and acidic drink can accelerate copper leakage and possible reaction with copper. However, we usually don’t intend to have a hot water with a copper mug. So if you want some cold acidic beverage get yourself a glass instead of a copper one. The glass can resist acid.
So in conclusion from every respect, there is no obvious evidence that consuming cold beverages like Moscow Mule or beer with solid unlined copper mugs is harmful.
What’s size should I choose when getting an copper mug?
As the traditional Moscow Mule recipe suggest the liquid ingredients are:
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4 to 6 ounces ginger beer
Total amount will be 7-9 ounces plus 1/3-1/2 cup of ice cubes. A typical Moscow Mule is about 14 –16 ounces. So any copper mug less than 12 ounces or too more than 20 ounces is not adequate for a Classic Moscow Mule recipe. I suggest anyone who wants it get a copper mug with a volume between 16-20 ounce. You can go to our homepage to compare those I selected based on this right size.
Where can I buy a copper mug and how much does a copper mug cost?
Copper mugs are certainly not easy to find in your local market. Some sellers actually have never offered any copper products for limited demanding. Therefore the rational method will be online stores. You can purchase ideal copper mugs online. There are various sizes and lots of shapes can easily match your needs. Walmart, Overstock and Amazon are all good sources for copper mugs, and of course Amazon is my favorite as countless others.
Solid copper mugs are not some cheap kitchen stuffs. A typical solid 16 ounce mug may cost you about 20–30 bucks. Price variations are mainly caused by different making method. Totally hand hammered copper mugs are cherished by any Moscow Mule fan for the uniqueness they archive.
How Do You Clean a Copper Mug?
Copper mug can last long under care. Wash your copper mugs especially unlined ones in hot, soapy water immediately after use. Dry immediately with a towel and do not store in closed space. Some professional copper cleaners may work better. We have a detailed post about this question
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How to choose a best copper mug?
If you cares more about the quality and want a fine copper mug to give a serious long companion. These are some useful tips that may help.
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