This cocktail combines two of my favorite boozy things: Bourbon and Moscow Mule cocktails
Bourbon Moscow Mules are a delicious variation on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. Simply sub bourbon for the traditional vodka and you’re in business!
Okay yeah, you know that I love bourbon.
At this point, it’s probably not a secret that I love bourbon. For cocktails, check out my:
- Bourbon Pumpkin Shrub
- Kentucky Bourbon Lemonade
- Maple Bourbon Moscow Mules
- Blood Orange Bourbon Sours
- The Belmont Jewel
- Derby Cup Cocktail
- Classic Mint Juleps
- Old Kentucky Mule
Truth be told, there are probably others. But this is what a quick search yields. I can’t help it. If I wasn’t meant to drink so much bourbon, it wouldn’t be so delicious.
I love to put bourbon into non-drink recipes, too! Seriously, if you’re not baking with bourbon, you’re missing out.
- Bourbon Chocolate Sauce
- Maple Bourbon Chocolate Chunk Pecan Cookies
- Mini Bourbon Pecan Pies
- No-Bake Bourbon Balls
- Bourbon Buttercream Frosting
I also love a good Moscow Mule.
I’ve showed more than my fair share of them on this blog. A few of them have even incorporated bourbon, too!
The Holiday Gin Moscow Mule uses, you guessed it, gin.
We’ve established that I have a serious thing for bourbon AND Moscow Mules, right? This cocktail brings my two great loves together.
How does this drink come together?
Start by filling a copper mug with crushed ice. I guess the copper mug part isn’t technically mandatory, but I love them. They’re traditional, pretty, and they keep your drink very cold.
Add a shot of bourbon, fresh lime juice, and top with a good quality ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and there we have it: a Bourbon Moscow Mule.
It’s a pretty simple cocktail to throw together. But truly, it is somehow greater than the sum of its parts.
What equipment should I have on hand to make these Mules?
- A cocktail jigger to measure the bourbon
- A citrus squeezer to get all of the juice out of your lime(s)
- Copper mugs to keep your Mule frosty and cold
- Paper straws aren’t mandatory but they sure are cute and fun
- 1.5 oz bourbon
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- ginger beer
- lime wedge for garnish (optional)
Pour the bourbon, lime juice, and ginger beer over ice (in a copper mug, please).
Do you have a favorite Moscow Mule preparation? Or maybe a bourbon drink?
Tell me about it in the comments!
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