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20 oz. Moscow Mule Copper Mug


20 oz. Moscow Mule Copper Mug!

Solid copper body with nickel plated interior and a cast brass handle.


In 1939, an exec at Heublein Inc. by the name of John G. Martin was sitting at the Cock ‘n’ Bull pub in Hollywood, commiserating with its owner, Jack Morgan. Morgan, you see, had been bottling this nice, spicy ginger beer that nobody wanted to drink. The deal was done: Smirnoff, Cock ‘n’ Bull ginger beer, and half a lime (swiped, no doubt, from the Cuba Libre), dumped into a special copper mug — sourced by yet another friend with business problems — and stuck with a meaningless but catchy name. The Moscow Mule. A little careful promotion, and wham! Vodka’s breakout cocktail. Professional bartenders hated it, but the suckers bit.

At least the Moscow Mule is easy (your dog could make one), smooth, and refreshing. Taken by itself, it does no harm, and compared to so much that has followed, it’s practically elegant.

Ingredients in the Moscow Mule Cocktail

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Ginger beer
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Garnish: Lime wheel
  • Glass: Moscow Mule mug or highball

How to make the Moscow Mule Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a Moscow Mule mug or highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime


  1. Solid unlined copper mug is traditionally recommended for Moscow Mule. Copper plated steel should be avoided. If you have safety concern about copper toxin a nickel lined mug maybe an alternative to compensate.

    • This is a solid copper mug with a nickel lining. Thanks

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