Moscow mule: Can the copper mugs be toxic?
Moscow Mule lovers could be getting more than just tispy after sipping their cocktails… Iowa’s Alcohol Beverages Divison discovered the drink’s famous copper mug could be poisonous.
“High concentrations of copper are poisonous and have caused foodborne illness,” – qadvisory bulletin. Iowa prohibits serving acidic foods, including Moscow Mules, due to fears of metal poisoning.
Also published on Medium.