The Kentucky Mule is a Southern twist on the classic Moscow Mule drink. Your favorite bourbon replaces vodka for a sweeter and oakier taste, while all the other ingredients remain the same. Beware, these are highly addictive!
Much like many of our recipes, the Kentucky Mule consists of three ingredients:
Bourbon gives this cocktail a noticeable Southern flair and is a fun way to shake up your mule (no pun intended). Bourbon is an American whiskey and is made differently than traiditional whiskey. As the saying goes, "all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon".
We like ginger beer that is not too sweet, but very spicy. Try a few brands to determine your favorite. At your next cocktail party, use a few different ginger beers throughout the night and test your friends to see if they can notice the difference!
Fresh Lime Juice
Always use fresh lime juice. Nothing else compares. Believe us, we've tried.
2.5 oz bourbon
5 oz ginger beer
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Lime wedge and mint for garnish
Add bourbon and lime juice to Moscow Mule mugs with ice
Fill with ginger beer
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge