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A metal mug? Sounds kinda weird doesn't it? I mean I know metal was used to make cups and mugs at one time before plastics, ceramics and glass became standard, but the thought of drinking from metal is enough to twang the fillings in my teeth!
I couldn't resist the beauty of these copper Moscow Mule Mugs from My Kitchen Concepts so I was super excited to review them.
I received one each of the smooth polished and the hammered mugs and I can decide which might be my favorite. We'll call it a draw because they are both stunning.
There are some subtle differences between the two styles, but they are both very attractive, long lasting mugs.
This handcrafted, hammered mug is expertly crafted by artisans using 100% solid copper. Solid double wall construction works great to keep your cold drinks, cold. The smooth, rounded lip makes it easy to sip without dribbling down and making an embarrassing mess. It is truly comfortable to drink from this mug.
Real copper will of course, oxidize over time and create a patina. To keep the exterior looking new you can use copper polish or combine lemon and salt.
The Polished Moscow Mule Mug is solid copper plate construction with polished steel lining. The handle is solid brass and has a place for your thumb for a firmer grip.
This one is coated with a food-safe lacquer to help preserve it's stunning shine.
Caring for them is easy too. Don't leave drinks in them overnight to avoid stains. Simply wash with warm soapy water and rinse after each use, but don't use any harsh or abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on them. Dry with a soft cloth. And they are metal, so they can not be used in the microwave or dishwasher and they are not for hot beverages.
Both these mugs are so attractive and would make wonderful gifts. Both hold 16 ounces of Moscow Mule or any other favored cold drink. I didn't have any vodka on hand to try this, but this is the recipe for a 16 ounce Moscow Mule.
1 1/2 - 2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce of lime juice
4 - 6 ounces of ginger beer
Squeeze lime juice into your mug
Add 2 or 3 ice cubes
Pour the vodka into the mug
Fill mug with cold ginger beer
Garnish with the lime wedge and serve with a stirring rod.
Now that you know how to make it, you can get a couple of copper mugs from My Kitchen Concepts and enjoy all your cold drinks in style! Oh, and drinking from these doesn't twang fillings either! You can get these awesome, gorgeous mugs on Amazon.
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