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5 Best Beginner Drinks To Serve In A Copper Cup

Fancy a delicious drink served up in a gorgeous copper cup? From the famous Moscow Mule to a perfectly chilled cup of Mint Julep, the conductivity of copper makes it especially great for certain cocktails.

So why use copper to mix and drink cocktails?

Copper is a highly conductive metal, which makes it reactive to the warmth of your hands when you hold it, or when it is surrounded by ice in an ice bucket. That is why our copper cups are able to give you that smooth, chilled experience when it comes to your favorite spirit, cocktail or non alcoholic drink.

Copper's conductivity helps to release the flavors and aromas of your favorite spirit as it warms up to your body temperature while you hold your copper cup in your hands.

Ready to enjoy delicious cocktails in an elegant copper cup? If you're a beginner mixologist or cocktail connoisseur, be sure to try these 5 best drinks that go perfectly well in a copper cup or Moscow Mule mug!

1. Mint Julep

Ingredients: Mint, Bourbon, Simple Syrup

A refreshing cup of Mint Julep is usually served up in a pewter cup designed specifically for this drink. However, as pure copper lovers here at Sertodo Copper, we beg to differ and put a twist on the classic Mint Julep cup with our Derby Copper Mint Julep Cup!

hand hammered derby mint julep cup

As copper slows down the melting of crushed ice, the Mint Julep is the perfect drink to be served in a copper cup. You will be savoring the delicious profile of bourbon, mint and simple syrup without the detriments of a watered down flavor due to rapidly melting ice.

2.  Moscow Mule

Ingredients: Vodka, Lime Juice, Ginger Beer(lime wedge for garnish)

If you've ever wondered why the Moscow Mule is served in copper, you really need to make this American classic drink to experience it for yourself.

A Moscow Mule is sometimes referred to as a vodka buck, as it is a buck, which is a cocktail made with any number of base liquors and ginger ale, ginger beer or citrus juice.

Copper Moscow Mule Mug, Copper Handle

Similar to the Mint Julep, the use of copper is more than mere aesthetic. In fact, copper's unique thermal conductivity chills the ice in your cup right until the last sip, making it the perfect cup for this American classic. 

No matter if you're a home or professional bartender, knowing how to make a killer Moscow Mule proves your mettle when it comes to all things cocktail mixing.  

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3. Mezcal

Ingredients: Quality Mezcal

Next on this list is a Mezcal, which is the only straight-sipper on this list. It is important to note that although tequila is essentially mezcal, all mezcal is not tequila.

The use of a copper cup to serve mezcal is all about playing into the advantages of copper's thermal conductivity.

Copper essentially enhances the flavor profile of any liquor as it allows the drinker's hand to warm it up in order to release more aroma and new layers nuance as the drink is enjoyed.

4. Mint Ginger Ale

Ingredients: Bourbon, ginger ale or tonic water, sugar, fresh mint leaves

Channeling the spirit of the classic Moscow Mule, this thirst quencher is a tasty mocktail option that combines mint and ginger ale perfect for a hot summer's day.

If you're feeling festive and looking for a more sophisticated version of this drink, tonic can stand it for ginger ale. You can also go the extra mile by adding a jigger of bourbon on special occasions.

Check out William Sonoma's full recipe here to learn more.

5. Margarita

Ingredients: Tequila, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Salt

Serving Margarita in a copper cup such as our Copper Iced Tea Cup means using only 3 ingredients, which are tequila, cointreau and lime juice.

Pure copper iced tea cup for cocktails

As copper's magic lies in the tang of the lime, combined with its ability to keep ice in its original frozen form, it is important to not pre-mix the ingredients of your Margarita or blend them into the consistency of a slushie.