Copper Mugs popularly known as Moscow Mule enthusiasts insist that the only way to properly enjoy this delicious beverage is with a solid copper mug. Cocktail enthusiasts are protective of the standards and history of their drink. The original Moscow Mule, the Smirnoff Mule, was introduced in America during the 1940s and 1950s. The drink skyrocketed to popularity during the 1960s, and is again emerging as a popular drink among younger generations.
- The mug keeps the drink colder longer without needing as much ice but also because the acidic lime juice tastes a lot more sharp and crisp against the metal cup compared to a traditional pint glass.
- Glass just doesn't feel as cold copper and it doesn't make the lime bite as much either.