I am so in love with these hammered copper cups. I have gone from coveting them in the hardware store to having the start of a great collection. I love that these are made of 100% copper. The large 16 oz size makes it the perfect drink size for whatever you are drinking. This is a hand hammered cup, it is very attractive, and the light plays off of the different textures and gives it a really warm looking glow. I had no idea when I first started looking at these that they good for different kinds of beer, I just knew that I liked the way they looked.
Even if you buy two of the same mug, each one is a little different since they are hand crafted. The lip of this mug is turned beautifully, leaving a smooth edge. The handle is smooth and built to last; it is soldered on. I have seen other mugs that have the handle riveted on, I have no preference but the solder will last longer. I mentioned how I love how the light reflects off the texture of the mug, that is the feature that I like the most other than the benefits of it being 100% copper. The bottom of the mug is stamped; assuring you this is the real deal.
These keep your drink very cold, much more so than regular glass. For that reason, I like to use mine for plain water, iced tea and Mojitos. I started wondering what a Moscow Mule was though so finally had to look it up. I am including the recipe in case you didn't know either. If is definitely worth a try, even if you aren’t a beer drinker!
Moscow Mule Recipe
4 oz vodka
8 oz. ginger beer
1 TBSP sugar syrup
1 oz. lime juice
3 slices of lime
A few slices of mint
HOW TO MIX:
In your mug approximately 1/2 full of ice, add vodka, sugar syrup, and lime juice.
Top with ginger beer and stir
Garnish with mint sprigs and lime slices.
Copper not only keeps your drink colder than other materials, the copper has a chemical reaction with the acid in lemon and limes making drinks with those ingredients have a special flavor that you don't experience when drinking them from a normal glass. I hand wash my mugs and dry them very carefully. If they start to tarnish, you can clean them by simply rubbing the outside with a lemon.
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