10 Cute Moscow Mule Mugs For More Than Just Cocktails

It may not be summer just yet, but our cravings for iced refreshments are already at an all-time high. Reigning at the top of our drink-order roster? A cold and crisp Moscow Mule. There's something about the zesty lime, ginger beer, and vodka concoction that never fails to instantly quench our thirst — and the swish copper mug they come in certainly adds to the magic.

These metallic vessels are now synonymous with iced imbibing, but the origins of the cocktail container were purely coincidental: According to an explainer published on FWx, Russian immigrant Sophie Berezinski peddled these mugs as overstock in California back in 1941. A pub called the Cock ‘N’ Bull snapped up the merch and utilized the copper's cooling properties to create the Moscow Mule. The rest is cocktail history.

Pretty looks aside, the insulating abilities of the copper cup will keep liquid temperatures cold for an extended time, making it a great hot-weather essential for more than just cocktails. We've rounded up the best-looking Moscow Mule mugs out there to keep you sipping all summer long. Na zdorovye!

We can't think of a better design for this mug than a map of Moscow. Bonus points for creativity.

TheUncommonGreen Copper Moscow Mule Mug, $45, available at Etsy
Made of pure copper, these barrel-shaped mugs will frost up your drink in seconds.

Triston Home Copper Mugs, $19.99, available at Amazon
This tropical container is made for Instagram.

Pier 1 Imports Pineapple Moscow Mule Cup with Straw, $29.95, available at Pier 1 Imports
Add a personal touch with these custom-engraved mugs.

Cathy's Concepts Monogram Moscow Mule Copper Mugs, $75, available at Nordstrom
These sculptural servers will make a fabulous statement on your bar cart.

Tom Dixon Plum Moscow Mule, $80, available at Tom Dixon
The extra-wide handle of this mug ensures a firm grip, which comes in handy after you've had a few.

Kure Copper Mug, $24, available at Rove Concepts
You can't go wrong with this classic, meat-and-potatoes Moscow Mule mug.

West Elm Smooth Copper Moscow Mule Mug, $24, available at West Elm
The brass handle of this mug makes an elegant contrast with the copper exterior.

Sur La Table Moscow Mule Copper Mug, $11.96, available at Sur La Table
For a twist on the classic, why not go with a golden color instead?

Crate and Barrel Moscow Mule Gold Mug, $19.95, available at Crate and Barrel
These vintage mugs have served quite a few Moscow Mules in their time, but have still got a long future ahead of them.

American Metalcraft Vintage Copper Moscow Mule Mugs, $38, available at Chairish
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