Coppercraft Distillery expands canned cocktail range

by Owen Bellwood

Michigan-based Coppercraft Distillery has extended its range of ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails with the launch of Michigan Mule.

The new RTD cocktail is a twist on the Moscow Mule, made with Coppercraft Vodka, ginger cider and lime. It is the second canned cocktail to be produced by the American distillery after its RTD Gin & Tonic. Brandon Joldersma, general manager of Coppercraft, said: “Our canned gin and tonic is overwhelmingly popular, and we ended up needing a second canning run due to all the interest from retailers and consumers. “The Moscow Mule is the most popular drink in Michigan right now and we want to create a simple version that people can take on their own adventure. "You don’t even need to drink it out of a fancy copper mug – share it with a friend, straight out of the can or in any glass over ice.” Production of the Michigan Mule has remained local to the distillery – Michigan-grown corn is used to make the vodka, which is then mixed with a locally-made ginger cider. The Michigan Mule is canned at 10% abv and will be available in four-packs at retailers across Michigan. In April, Coppercraft Distillery launched a new bottle design, while simultaneously adding two new whiskeys to its portfolio.