The hammered copper mugs in Better Call Saul and House of Cards

The copper and brass trend in interior design for the home is experiencing a long and worthy tenure and it also extends to bars and restaurants too, especially copper mugs. In Season 2 (episode ‘Bali H’ai’) of Better Call Saul Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler drink Moscow Mules in a bar, served in hammered copper mugs. In House of Cards Season 5, Episode 8 when Frank Underwood attends an elitist men’s retreat, he and the other powerful men whose favour he is trying to win, drink from the same copper cups.

Frank Underwood on his men's retreat in House of Card's, seen with the copper mug
Frank Underwood on his men’s retreat in House of Cards, seen with the copper mug
Powerful men drink for copper mugs! The House of Cards men's retreat.
Powerful men drink for copper mugs! The House of Cards men’s retreat.

These copper mugs are appropriate for any type of drink or cocktail but the Moscow Mule combination of vodka, ginger beer and lime is most fitting as we see in Better Call Saul – the copper tends to bring out the flavours of the drink. The copper and lime colours also look fabulous together. Both the copper mug and the Moscow Mule which have more recently been considered a bit retro, are making a come back.

Kim Wrexler drinks a Moscow Mule from the hammered copper mugs in Better Call Saul
Kim Wrexler drinks a Moscow Mule from the hammered copper mugs in Better Call Saul

Copper has an insulating element which tends to keep the drink cooler for longer and so has a practical purpose as well as looking attractive. Conversely it also keeps hot drinks hot, so it’s a versatile metal and indeed is why copper has been used as drinking and eating vessels for centuries. The yogis of India drank from copper cups and many copper mugs are handmade and hammered in India to this day.

Back to those copper mugs we seen in Better Call Saul and House of Cards – we have an exact match for you!

What’s the low down and where can I get some?

Hammered copper mugs are perfect for cocktails
Hammered copper mugs are perfect for cocktails

The copper mugs seen in Better Call Saul are handmade hammered copper Moscow Mule mugs, made in 100% pure copper with brass handles.
Each cup holds
18oz volume (550 ml) and measures 3.5 wide and 3.75 tall. The real deal is 100% copper (and not lined with nickel).

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Buy in UK

Chefs Star sell them in packs of 4 at around £10.99 here >

and from NOTMOG in packs of 1/2/3/4/6/8/12 here >

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copper hammered mugs in better call saul
Copper mugs with copper inside too (not lined with nickel) are the real deal

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    Paula Benson
    Film and Furniture Founder and Editor / Co-Creative Director at Form. Passionate about interiors, design, art, film, music and mind over matter.
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