Reasons Why Copper Mugs Make the Best Gift

If you are looking for the perfect gift – something classy, thoughtful and useful – then you’ve come to the right post. We have compiled the top 3 reasons why copper mugs make the best gift. Read on to learn more!

1. Moscow Mules

Need we say more?

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they see a copper mug is no doubt the Moscow Mule.

Despite its distinct zesty and spicy flavorings, this cocktail’s calling card are the copper vessels they’re traditionally served in.

Everyone knows there is an unwritten rule that Moscow Mules must be served in copper mugs. The same can be said for other cocktails and their recommended serving glasses, too. Imagine ordering a martini and the bartender serves it to you in a beer glass. It just feels… wrong.

Depending on who you ask, some will tell you that Moscow Mules are served in copper mugs because it enhances the taste. Some will say it’s because of the aesthetic value, and others will swear by the temperature-keeping qualities of copper mugs

Moscow Muled copper mugs filled with liquid ice slices of lime and sprig of herb

In addition to its temperature-keeping and flavor-enhancing properties, copper mugs have immense aesthetic value. Don’t you just feel like the classiest person in the room sipping from a lovely copper mug?

Even if you simply keep it on display, copper drinking glasses offer a stylish and rustic touch to any kitchen or bar. The hammered indents also add character and flair.

When it comes to serving and enjoying cocktails, it’s all about the presentation and these copper vessels more than do the trick.

A fun and inexpensive way to gift a Moscow Mule mug set is in a gift basket. Add two bottles of your favorite ginger beer, two mini bottles of your choice of vodka and a couple of limes. Prepare a card with Moscow Mule’s simple recipe and tie it all together with some ribbon. Voila! An easy, DIY gift basket they are sure to enjoy.

In case you’re unsure what to write on the recipe card, we have you covered! Just write the classic Moscow Mule recipe set out below.


  • Ginger beer
  • Vodka
  • Lime Juice


  1. Muddle some limes at the bottom of your Moscow Mule copper mug, or squeeze some fresh lime juice
  2. Add ice
  3. Pour the vodka
  4. Add a splash of ginger beer and stir gently
  5. Enjoy!

2. Fancy Drinking Cups

We’ve already mentioned the importance of presentation when it comes to cocktails and how Moscow Mules are especially famous for the copper drinking glasses they’re served in.

But, copper mugs are not only for Moscow Mules. Copper mugs are also a great way to serve both hot and cold drinks.

During the holidays, why not serve some hot cocoa, topped with fluffy marshmallows, in these beautiful mugs? It’s sure to be a hit with the kids. 

two Moscow Muled copper mugs filled with chocolate drink and marshmallows

In fact, while the kids are sipping on their hot chocolate, the adults can indulge in some festive cocktails simultaneously. Everyone gets a copper mug and no one feels left out! Just keep in mind that the beverage should not be boiling hot, or else the mug will become very hot as well.

You could be sitting by the fireplace during the winter, or enjoying the sunshine on a hot summer day, and never have to worry about your ice melting or your drink losing its chill.

On the other hand, you won’t have to be concerned about your delicious cocoa or soothing tea getting cold while you take your time to enjoy the aroma between each sip.

Whether the recipient of this gift is a cocktail connoisseur or simply enjoys style and class, copper mugs are the perfect gift.

3. The Perfect His and Hers Gift

All good things come in twos.

Moscow Mule mug sets are no exception. If you are looking for the perfect present for a newlywed couple then this is definitely your go-to gift.

When you search for a Moscow Mule mug set, you are sure to find a limitless pool of results showcasing beautifully handcrafted copper mugs.

Sure, you can gift them monogrammed towels that they will never use, or you can give them the gift that keeps on giving.

Whether the newlyweds are a fan of Moscow Mules or not, they can surely enjoy the benefits of a copper mug set.

two Moscow Muled copper mugs filled with liquid apple slices and cinnamon sticks

These matching mugs will no doubt become their favorite for morning coffee or tea. You can be sure they will reach for these when they want to enjoy a bitingly cold and refreshing drink.

Not only is it superb when it comes to practicality. The couple will no doubt be proud to showcase their matching copper drinking glasses and impress their guests.


There you have it: plenty of reasons to add copper mugs to your list the next time you are looking for gifts for friends or loved ones. For authentic copper mugs which make for perfect gifts, check out Moscow Mule Mugs.

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