**I was not paid for this review! I received this item free of charge and all opinions are my own!**
I was given the unique opportunity to review this awesome Moscow Mule copper mug. Apparently, these cool mugs have a unique backstory to them!
(Quoted from the box)The "Moscow Mule" is actually an alcoholic cocktail that was invented in 1941 by John A. Morgan, president of Cock N' Bull products and restaurant; John G. Martin , president of G.F. Heublein Brother Inc. ,and the third was Rudolph Kunett, president of the Pierre Smirnoff. In 2012, a Moscow Mule kit that included Cock N' Bull Ginger Beer was included as part of Oprah Winfrey's Favorite Things list!
The Wall Street Journal published an article about the rampant disappearance of the unique copper mugs from local bars. The situation was so bad that bartenders were holding the ID's and credit cards of customers so they didn't steal the unique mugs.
The Moscow Mule is an all-around great drink. It's gingery kick makes it warming in winter, yet the lime flavor makes it refreshing in hot weather too!
On the side of the box, it had the above history as well as the original Moscow Mule recipe!
Moscow Mule Recipe
(for 16 oz mug)
1-1/2 -2 oz vodka
1/2 oz lime juice
4-6 oz of ginger beer
Squeeze lime juice into Moscow Mule mug.
Add 2 or 3 ice cubes.
Pour in the Vodka.
Fill with cold ginger beer.
Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve with a stirring rod.
When I unpacked the mug, I was impressed with how well packaged it was! It was wrapped in tissue paper, wrapped inside of bubble wrap, wrapped inside a plastic bag! That shows me that they care about how the mug gets to you!
Once I got it all unwrapped, I was definitely impressed with how shiny and beautiful it was! It was almost glowing and just lovely! The Moscow Mule Mug is made of 100% pure copper and it really is just beautiful! It is NOT microwave or dishwasher safe however!
Since it was the morning time, and I'm currently pregnant, I decided to try out my morning coffee in it. I have my favorite glass Coke mug that I love since it's larger than a regular mug. As you can see, compared next to each other, it looks bigger. However, when I transferred the coffee to the Moscow Mule Mug, it filled it perfectly! OK, I'm officially in love with it now!
It held the heat of my coffee great for a while, though I think it'd work a lot better with cold drinks. I absolutely love this beautiful mug, and believe it's my new morning favorite!
If you'd like to get one for yourself, they're available here:
I'm a Texas gal with a wonderful husband, an amazing six year old son, and an adorable newborn baby boy!