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Then why isn't every cold drink served in copper mugs?
One: It's not a good idea to drink from copper everyday.
Two: The ingredients in a Moscow mule interact with the copper for a unique taste.
Three: People do not drink Moscow Mules very day. (*Not most people)
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Sometimes I'm just here for the comments 👍
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they look so cool. Love them!
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I got the real copper one from Costco of course more expensive than theses, but these are ok not really bad as others say.
I spend lot of time in India and other Asian counties they use all kinds of metal glasses, steel, copper, nickel and copper.
The reason they use is the way metal reacts with everything including water. Their believe is small bacteria and other harmful particles in water will get killed when water comes in contact with metal due to opposite ions. Which of course not really blind believe, it's prove scientifically.
Also, those who comments that nickels outside and copper inside will pollute water and release metal into the water and all, needs to go back to high school and re-read chemistry and properties of metals.
It's really common in India and other South Asian countries to make big cooking and drinking pitcher with combination of nickel and copper and it's perfectly safe. The reason they do is to reduce cost, of course you can buy whole copper but, they are mostly expensive, but mixed utensils and glass don't harm you.
I have been using copper, copper mix, steel and nickel glass for years. Just the cold water in these glasses taste really good, you will get used to it after sometime.
Yes, don't use acidic items in them and yes, they are little high maintenance as you have to clean them ever now and then through with hot water and by hands.
This is good deal and don't be fool, by stupid comments by people who either never use one or don't have enough knowledge.
I'm not sure using India and South Asia as a pillar of healthy habits is a foolproof plan.
Either way, I was once told by a bartender at the Madonna Inn that I was drinking Mule from a glass because Paul Rudd stole every copper mug in the place during a wedding party.
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Thanks for bringing this up. Scientists have debunked this myth:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mo...6b8bb1938d

"Even if you drink a liter of Moscow mules from pure copper mugs, which you probably shouldn't, you wouldn't even come close to reaching that 30 milligram limit."

Old Dutch International (ODI) is a reputable US brand that began in 1950.

https://olddutchco.com/about-us
This is not the problem. The problem is that most "Moscow Mule Mugs" are nickel, and then copper plated. The plating will come off through general wear and tear, and if some flakes off while you're drinking...you're going well over the human limit of what's considered ok. Furthermore, you now have unfinished nickel exposed in the mug, and that directly reacts with the alcohol to form a chemical compound that is actually really bad for human health.

You're better off buying expensive copper mugs that aren't copper plated.
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I may be wrong, but this looks like normal price on this stuff commonly found at discount stores like Ross/Marshalls/Burlington.
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Then why isn't every cold drink served in copper mugs?
Because copper is very expensive.
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I'm not sure using India and South Asia as a pillar of healthy habits is a foolproof plan.
Either way, I was once told by a bartender at the Madonna Inn that I was drinking Mule from a glass because Paul Rudd stole every copper mug in the place during a wedding party.
Just the opposite. If millions of Indians use copper mugs as part of their daily life, that you don't hear millions getting sick from metal poisoning is proof. Same logic with people who refuse to brush their teeth with fluoride because they believe it's harmful.
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Yet the water in my house is delivered via copper pipe.
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The copper keeps them ice cold longer
No. If that were true the cup wouldn't feel cold on the outside. Copper transfers heat very effectively. A double walled plastic cup is light-years better at keeping things cold.
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The acidity from the lime juice reacts with the copper, gives it an extra little subtle refreshing taste. A hard thing to describe.
As others have stated, do not waste your money on these weird alloy cups. For mules it's either full actual copper, or nothing. They generally run about $20 a cup. You can tell if it's full copper by scraping the bottom with a file. If it's nothing but more copper as you scrap in, you're golden.
That subtle refreshing taste depends on how dirty the copper is because the citric acid is doing nothing more than cleaning your copper and waiting for you to drink and inhale the stuff it removed.
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Thanks for bringing this up. Scientists have debunked this myth:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mo...6b8bb1938d [huffpost.com]

"Even if you drink a liter of Moscow mules from pure copper mugs, which you probably shouldn't, you wouldn't even come close to reaching that 30 milligram limit."

Old Dutch International (ODI) is a reputable US brand that began in 1950.

https://olddutchco.com/about-us
I've had my friend who is a bartender end up in the hospital from copper poisoning last year... so there absolutely is at least anecdotal evidence that there is a risk for having too much copper in your bloodstream. He would have at least one drink a day out of a copper mug, even non-alcoholic ones because he liked the way copper kept it cold.

The hospital treated him with a protocol like heavy metal poisoning (don't know if you've ever known someone who has had mercury or lead poisoning), but it's awful. So best advice - use copper mugs sparingly - same as pewter (if it contains lead).

He's OK now, but he was laid up for a week. They were really worried it had damaged his liver to the point of needing a transplant (he's only 41 years old and completely healthy otherwise). Thankfully it didn't go that far, but he hasn't drank out of a copper mug since.
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In Soviet Russian, Mule drink you.
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ChuckNadesI'm not sure using India and South Asia as a pillar of healthy habits is a foolproof plan.
Either way, I was once told by a bartender at the Madonna Inn that I was drinking Mule from a glass because Paul Rudd stole every copper mug in the place during a wedding party.
​Well, it's fool proof healthy habits, because they are not only surviving for thousands of years, they are spreading in the entire world and thriving like anything, just look around you in the US?
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I've had my friend who is a bartender end up in the hospital from copper poisoning last year... so there absolutely is at least anecdotal evidence that there is a risk for having too much copper in your bloodstream. He would have at least one drink a day out of a copper mug, even non-alcoholic ones because he liked the way copper kept it cold.

The hospital treated him with a protocol like heavy metal poisoning (don't know if you've ever known someone who has had mercury or lead poisoning), but it's awful. So best advice - use copper mugs sparingly - same as pewter (if it contains lead).

He's OK now, but he was laid up for a week. They were really worried it had damaged his liver to the point of needing a transplant (he's only 41 years old and completely healthy otherwise). Thankfully it didn't go that far, but he hasn't drank out of a copper mug since.
What about all the copper pipes in your house?
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