Supplement Your Cocktails with Appealing Copper Beer Mugs

Supplement Your Cocktails with Appealing Copper Beer Mugs


It need not be said that mugs are an extremely essential element of a fine drinking experience. Beer mugs and glasses matter not only because they carry the true essence of drinking, but also because they truly represent our outlook. A unique and admired beer mug, therefore, becomes an essential component of your bar. There are several drinking mugs that come with exceptionally attractive designs. It’s almost certain that everyone has come across appealing copper mugs, be it at a bar or at someone’s place, and all of us want one of these for ourselves.

There are a lot of misinformed rumors going around regarding the safety of using copper barware for drinking beer. These rumors find their origin, directly or indirectly, from a set of researches which concluded that copper utensils have a poisoning effect of on your body, somehow. We’re here to address each claim and dismantle all the false rumors, one after another. Additionally, we’ll also discuss some of the factors that prove how satiating it is to have copper mugs for your bar. So, without further ado, let us analyze some key factors that would cement your trust on copper mugs as your next barware.

Safety Concerns

This is turning out to be a vexing situation for copper mug lovers. A lot of so-called “research” seems to suggest that drinking or eating from copper utensils is harmful to the body. This research analyzed the reaction of copper with acidic substances and came up with the conclusion that since a lot of the food that we eat and the drinks that we drink have an acidic composition, and hence, using Cocktail Utensils would contaminate your food.

Well, the basic logic that these claims have seemed to ignore is that copper beer mugs are not really made of copper from the inside. So, even if the acidic reaction with copper is harmful, there is no need to worry about it since the inside of copper mugs is basically stainless steel. Copper is only used for aesthetics and plays virtually no role in the actual drinking process. Rest assured, you can rely on the good quality of copper mugs with absolute certainty that they are safe and amazingly awesome.

Compatibility with Hard Liquor

Now that the question of safety has been addressed, there’s another issue that somehow keeps popping up every now and then: sure copper mugs are compatible with beer, but do they get along with hard liquor as well? Of course, they do! Why wouldn’t they? In fact, there are several cocktails around the world that go only with copper mugs. Moscow Mule is one such drink which consists of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. And the most important thing about this cocktail is that it is ALWAYS served in copper mugs.

And it’s not just vodka, any hard liquor, be it whiskey, rum, scotch, gin, bourbon or any other that you could name, can be safely served in copper mugs. Again, as mentioned above, copper is only concerned with the semblance and plays no part in manipulating your drinks. You can throw in all sorts of spirits in your Cocktail Shaker and make your own combinations of cocktails without the worries of their unsuitability with copper mugs. Start experimenting!

Cost Worries

Comparing copper mugs with the conventional glasses is like comparing Jack Daniels with Royal Stag! Sure Royal Stag is way cheaper, but does it stand anywhere near JD in terms of everything other than copper? Since you already have an answer to that question, there’s no need to explain why copper’s slightly higher cost is justified. In fact, copper mugs can be understood as an unlimited supply of JD when compared with the standard RS, i.e., the beer glasses. While beer glasses are only relevant for a short period of time, and sometimes they could even break without having served their purpose, copper mugs will stay as your companion for a long, long time. Additionally, glass mugs are so cliched and monotonous, while copper mugs are so catchy and shiny, and can be cleaned every now and then to retain their luster. What more could you ask? 

It was important to address these issues so that copper-philes can be fully assured that their copper mugs are not only safe but also very economical. All this hysteria against copper is mostly because copper is relatively new in the market, and just like every other new concept, it will have to go through a series of rumors and confusions. But don’t worry, we’re here to answer all your questions in the comments. Cheers!

Author: Virendra Taluka

Virendra Taluka is the founder of Indian Art Villa, a company that specializes in copperware, brassware & bronzeware kitchenware, home decor and spiritual items. With over 18 years' experience in the industry, Virendra has dedicated his career to preserving the rich cultural heritage of India through his work. With a team of skilled artisans, he started producing high-quality brass utensils, copper utensils, and other household items that quickly gained popularity across the country.