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Top Moscow Mule Mugs

The ingredients of a Moscow Mule make for a simple but refreshing cocktail that combines vodka, ginger beer, lime and crushed ice. And a signature move? Serving the drink in a copper vessel. It is said to bring out the flavors of the ginger beer and aroma of the vodka, not to mention keep your drink ice-cold for longer. Said to have been hatched in an L.A. bar in 1941 by three down-on-their-luck entrepreneurs, today there are many more variations of the creators’ stunning cocktail, including the Kentucky Mule (bourbon instead of vodka) and Mexican Mule (tequila-based). Whatever you’re pouring, below are a few of our favorite Mule mugs. And we have to admit: no matter what you’re sipping, it’s better in copper.

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Best Classic Style

B. Weiss Copper Moscow Mule Mugs

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Cheers to Copper. Cocktail hour never looked so good! Serve up your Mules in traditional fashion.

What We Liked

With its elegant rounded design, this copper mug ticks all the boxes for cocktail hour—whether that’s a summer soirée on your backyard patio or gathering for some embellished whiskey concoctions around the campfire. Welded handle joints provide sturdiness as well as protection against bacteria buildup. The exterior is finished with food-grade lacquer to keep the shine, while the copper’s 22-gauge thickness mean these mugs will be there for all life’s celebrations in years to come. Get It Here.

Best Gift Set

Moscow Mule Copper Mugs from Moscow Mix

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The Ultimate Gift Pack. If you’re not careful, you’ll want to re-gift these four mugs to yourself. Great for housewarming parties and as wedding gifts!

What We Liked

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” might be the best old adage for this classic-style set of Moscow Mule mugs. Made from 100 percent copper, including distinctive hammered circular indentations, these mugs with their wider welded handles will lend a solid and sturdy feel to happy hour. At 16 ounces, they’re perfect for holding the requisite amount of vodka, ginger beer, and crushed ice. They also boast a rounded lip to help this legendary mid-20th-century cocktail go down nice and easy. Straws and shot glass included! Purchase Here.

Best Value

Handcrafted Moscow Mule Mugs from Copper-Bar

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Drink with Confidence and Flair. Share the Mule love with classic cocktail mugs made for entertaining.

What We Liked

Along with keeping your Moscow Mule or other ice-laden cocktail chilled for longer, copper is said to pass along a number of health benefits including boosting your immune system and helping with the flow of oxygen to your blood cells. Of course, these shiny 100 percent copper mugs will also just look darn good on your home bartending shelf. This Copper-Bar gift set comes with four copper straws and a copper jigger for measuring. Order Online.

Most Unique Design

KaMajo Embossed Moscow Mule Jugs Gift Set

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A Tall Drink of Vodka. An embossed floral motif gives these slender copper mugs a style all their own. Bring on the elegance and delicious concoctions!

What We Liked

A slight departure from the typical rounded Moscow Mule mug, the makers behind these cups have gone for a taller, more slender design that includes a flower and filigree embossing instead of the usual rounded dimples you see on similar copper tumblers. Of course, KaMojo’s design aesthetics aside, these unique copper mugs will take care of business for a Moscow Mule or any of the 20 other variations provided in the included e-book. Comes in packs of two or four 16-ounce cups. Buy It Here.