Iowa officials warning bartenders to not serve Moscow Mules in copper mugs

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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.

However, an advisory bulletin is warning bars and restaurants against serving the drinks in a traditional copper cup.

In the advisory, health officials note that, in abiding by FDA guidelines, copper should not come into contact with acidic foods that have a pH below 6.

Other examples of beverages with a pH below 6.0 include fruit juice and wine.

"High concentrations of copper are poisonous and have caused foodborne illness", the bulletin says. It's not the actual beverage that makes it so iconic, but the flashy copper mug that is nearly always used to serve it.

The Alcoholic Beverages Division reminds businesses they can not serve Moscow Mules in mugs with a copper interior. The long-term effects of copper poisoning also include liver damage or cirrhosis.

No alcoholic drink may be more recognizable than the Moscow mule, and often it has nothing to do with the actual drink. As long as those folks are serving their Moscow Mule drinks in copper cups that only have copper on the outside and not risky copper on the inside, then those consuming the drinks should be fine. "However, copper mugs lined on the interior with another metal, such as nickel or stainless steel, are allowed to be used and are widely available", officials said.

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