Thursday, November 12, 2020 8 mins read

Thursday, November 12, 2020 8 mins read


9 Best Copper Mug Cocktail Recipes

More than just modern Moscow Mule mugs, these cool, copper cups can keep all kinds of cocktails cold


Why try a cocktail in a copper mug? 


Ends up, there’s plenty of reasons why certain drinks served in a copper mug are worth a try. 


Let’s talk about temperature first. 


A cocktail in a copper mug works especially well in the summertime due to copper’s high thermal conductivity. 


The mug’s rim will chill to a freeze almost instantly. Which provides a different kind of sensation to glass or plastic. 


Drinks served in a copper mug get cold fast and stay frosty for longer. Even their handles contribute to keeping things cool. 


Because of their handles, drinks served in a copper mug keep your hands - and their body heat - away from the walls of the mug. Which means its contents keep nice and frigid. Even on hot, sunny days. 


Flavor is another factor when it comes to copper mug cocktail recipes. 


Let’s say a cocktail in a copper mug recipe calls for a carbonated ingredient. Like the ginger beer in a Moscow Mule. 


Interaction with the cold copper creates more bubbles. Which increases fizziness. A totally different taste than you’d experience mixing the same cocktail in a glass or plastic cup. 


The extra cold mug can also help heighten the tangy citrus notes of fresh fruit juices. Which can tone down their natural acidity. And help them blend better with other ingredients for cocktails in a copper mug. 


We can’t write off the importance of presentation either. 


Copper is the preferred material for modern Moscow Mule mugs because of purely aesthetic reasons too. 


Certain cocktails just look, feel and even taste better because they’re served in the right kind of drinkware. 


For all the reasons above, and plenty more, we’re making a case for the classic copper mug with these copper mug cocktail recipes that prove once and for all, “copper is the coolest”. 



THE HUCKLEBERRY MULE

One of the Best Moscow Mule Recipes


Cold Spring Huckleberry Flavored Vodka from Bozeman Spirits Distillery is the star of the show in this copper mug cocktail recipe. 


The Huckleberry Mule is where the sweet, rich flavor of wild mountain huckleberry meets a citrus splash from fresh lime juice and the spicy bite of ginger beer. 


Ice cold, subtle and clean, this drink served in a copper mug makes the perfect summertime sipper. But feel free to enjoy this one any time of year!


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STORMY CIDER


Sweet, tart and spiced, the Stormy Cider by Crostwater Distilled Spirits is where their Crostwater Distilled Spirits Spiced Rum takes centerstage with distinct layers of flavor like cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel and vanilla. 


The presence of apple cider lends this copper mug cocktail recipe a pleasant, “right off the tree” sensation. 


Once you top this one with ginger beer, garnish with a lime wedge, and taste, it may just end up being your new favorite cocktail in a copper mug


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PEPPER MULE


Is this the very best Moscow Mule recipe in the world? 


Impossible to say. But it certainly is a peppery favorite around here.


Pepper Vodka from Downslope Distilling is a cane vodka infused with subtle heat from Indonesian black pepper and New Mexico dried red chiles purchased from a roadside stand.  


Something magical occurs when all that pleasant spice meets the freeze of cracked ice and other fresh ingredients inside the walls of a classic copper mug in the Pepper Mule


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CUBA LIBRE


Copper mugs are for more than mules. The Cuba Libre by Dented Brick Distillery is a drink served in a copper mug that proves it. 


It all starts with their Antelope Island Rum, which blends green sugarcane with high-quality molasses and artesian water to produce a palate of butterscotch, bananas, guava and vanilla with just a whisper of cherry. 


Combine with fresh lime juice and some Mexican Coca-Cola made with real cane sugar, and you’ve got yourself one of the most sensational copper mug cocktail recipes going today!


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LEMON BLUEBERRY MULE


Bourbon in a copper mug cocktail recipe? 


We say, “yes!”


And you will do after you try the Lemon-Blueberry Mule by Fire Oak Distillery


The beautiful burnt, brown sugar and baking spices of Fire Oak Texas Bourbon meet the sweet of blueberry and fresh-squeezed lemon juice when you mix this brisk cocktail in a copper mug. 


Add a jolt of ginger beer on top, and you’ve got a copper mug cocktail recipe that comes straight from the heart of Texas!


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FIVE GREYHOUNDS


When it comes to copper mug cocktail recipes, sometimes simple is better. 


Especially when you’re starting off with an exceptional craft spirit like Five Wives Vodka from Ogden’s Own Distillery


This award-winning, gluten-free, corn-distilled, spring water vodka is light and peppery with a delicious finish that’s so creamy, all that’s required to fix an incredible cocktail in a copper mug is just one other ingredient. 


Such is the case with this copper mug cocktail recipe, the Five Greyhounds.


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CHUPACABRA


While one of these legendary creatures of folklore have never been captured alive, the cocktail in a copper mug that bears its name is an easy copper mug cocktail recipe that you can whip up anytime at home. 


Start by grabbing a bottle of Michigan Dogman Moonshine from Northern Latitudes Distillery.


Made using only the finest Michigan red winter wheat, this smooth, unaged moonshine whiskey really starts to howl when mixed with agave syrup and a few more simple ingredients in the Chupacabra.


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MINION’S MULE


The Minion’s Mule by Proof Artisan Distillers flips tradition on its ear by swapping out vodka for their Minion’s Gin in this copper mug cocktail recipe.


This vapor-infused gin is distilled in the New American style, and infused with more than 20 hand-selected ingredients to deliver flavors that come in layers.


Citrus, berries and spice are all on display, balancing but never betraying the botanical jubilance of juniper. 


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MINT JULEP


Muddle together something really special with this copper mug cocktail recipe made with Willie’s Genuine Canadian Whisky from Willie’s Distillery


If you enjoy a Mint Julep, but have never tried one as a drink served in a copper mug, then this Mint Julep recipe is one you’re definitely going to try sooner than later. 


Just add ice and True Rich Simple Syrup, and you’re on your way to enjoying a classic recipe reimagined as a chilled-out cocktail in a copper mug.


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If your home bar cart is missing a good set of copper mugs, hopefully this list of the “9 Best Copper Mug Cocktail Recipes” has convinced you to invest in some. 


And this list is just the beginning if you’re planning a cocktail in a copper mug odyssey.


With more than 1,200 craft spirits to choose from when you shop Spirit Hub, we invite you to start dreaming up and mixing your own copper mug cocktail recipes right now. 



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