Your favorite beverage will taste even better when enjoyed from one of these beautiful solid copper mugs. Each barrel-shaped mug holds a generous 16 ounces of your favorite cold beverage; in fact, a Copper Mug is the vessel of choice for the Moscow Mule cocktail. Copper conducts heat, so very hot beverages are not recommended.
Copper mugs add a decorative touch as well; display them on hooks or in a glass cabinet for extra style. They're perfect for everyday but special enough to give. Copper is not lacquered and will develop a natural patina. Hand wash.
• Set of 2 copper mugs
• Solid, non-lacquered copper will develop a natural patina
• Perfect for a variety of cold beverages and a classic way to serve the Moscow Mule cocktail
• Not recommended for hot beverages as copper conducts heat
• Handmade hammered design
• Food safe; hand wash; holds 16 oz.
3½" dia. x 4"H
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