Moscow Mule Mugs

Add some sparkle to your drinkware collection with some shiny copper Moscow mule mugs.

ginger beer pouring into a copper mug

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Bright and bubbly, Moscow Mules are an easy cocktail to love. The Moscow Mule recipe is definitely one everyone should know.

With main ingredients of lime juice, ginger beer and vodka (or your favorite spirit instead), these effervescent cocktails are refreshing year-round. (The Yule Mule is a Christmas classic.)

Serving any cocktail in its traditional glassware is a great way to give them a professional feeling.

Traditionally, mules are served in copper mugs. Copper insulates the liquid to maintain the cold temperature of the drink, which also helps to bring out the flavors in this classic cocktail.

If you’re looking for mugs to add to your collection or a gift set to give to the Moscow Mule lover in your life, look no further than these copper beauties.

P.S. Copper is the traditional gift for the 7-year anniversary. If that’s coming up for you, hint hint!

jalapeños garnishing a spicy Moscow mule

The Best Moscow Mule Mugs

To make Moscow mules at home, you might want a set of mugs fit for the job. Below are a handful of different styles and colors, and each of them would be a perfect choice for your collection.


What’s a Moscow Mule?

The Moscow mule is a classic cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer and lime. It gets its name from the origin of vodka, Russia, though it can be made with other spirits, including rum, bourbon, gin, brandy, tequila, mezcal and more.

Why are Moscow Mules served in copper mugs?

Traditionally, mules have been served in copper mugs, but it’s more thanks to science than history. Copper naturally conducts temperature well, so this material works to insulate the drink inside. Mules are best when served ice cold and their traditional mug is the perfect vessel for keeping them frigid.

A chilly temperature also helps brighten the ginger beer’s effervescence, bringing out the flavor more. If you don’t have a mule mug, a rocks glass is a perfectly fine substitute.

How do you clean copper mugs?

Copper mugs require proper care. Never put them in the dishwasher. After using copper mugs for a cocktail, clean them with hot water and dish soap. Don’t let any liquid sit in them.

If the mug is tarnished, you can return it to its shiny glory with a simple formula. Use 3 parts baking soda and 1 part vinegar to create a paste, then rub it on the mug with a sponge or cloth and let it sit. After 5 minutes, hand wash in warm water and rinse to remove the baking soda mixture and the tarnish.

Moscow Mule recipes

Once you have a set of copper mugs, you’re ready to make lots of these delicious cocktails. Try it with different spirits to level up the drinking experience and find your new favorite cocktail.

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