Officials warn against drinking Moscow mules from copper mugs

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The next time you order a Kentucky mule or a Moscow mule in those fancy copper mugs, you might want to reconsider.

The Alcoholic Beverages Division of the State of Iowa is concerned with the interaction of those contents with the copper mug and issued an advisory bulletin in late July to warn of potential health risks. Iowa follows the Food and Drug Administration's code that prohibits copper from coming into direct contact with acidic foods with a pH below 6.0, including Moscow Mules. Foods that are acidic (pH lower than 6.0) can corrode the copper and cause the metal alloys to mix in the food or liquids.

It's the shiny copper mug in which the cocktail is typically served.

Copper mugs used to serve alcoholic drinks may cause more than just hangover. Examples of these acidic foods include fruit juice, wine, vinegar - and Moscow Mules. According to the state's alcoholic beverage division, the vodka-ginger beer-lime mixture can not be served in a solid copper mug.

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Copper is commonly used for kitchenware like pots and pans, but it can be unsafe.

Not all copper mugs, however, are poisonous. The long-term effects of copper poisoning also include liver damage or cirrhosis.

But if the inside of the copper mug is lined with another metal, like nickel or stainless steel, ABD says that's fine. If you search for mule mugs on Amazon, numerous top sellers are unlined pure copper.

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