Last Updated on July 14, 2021 by laurenpacek
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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!
What ingredients go into this drink?
- Bourbon: You don't need to break out the Pappy for this one, but definitely use something good! I often like to make mine with Bulleit.
- Lime juice: Freshly squeezed, please.
- Ginger beer: Use whatever brand you enjoy. I prefer a very spicy ginger beer.
- Lime wedge: This is optional, but highly recommended for aesthetic purposes.
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.
Looking for other bourbon cocktails?
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.
Need more Moscow Mule recipes?
I've showed more than my fair share of them on this blog. Maybe I should be self conscious about how many I've whipped up? On second thought, nah...
A few of them have even incorporated bourbon, too! A Maple Bourbon Moscow Mule is the (somehow!) even more Autumn-y version of the present cocktail. The Old Kentucky Mule is also super Autumnal (it uses apple cider!).
If vodka is more your thing, you can check out these Cranberry Vanilla Moscow Mules, original Moscow Mules, Caramel Apple Moscow Mules, and Pomegranate Champagne Moscow Mules (this last one has champagne in it too, obviously).
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.
- 1.5 oz bourbon
- ½ lime, juiced
- ginger beer
- lime wedge, for garnish (optional)
- Pour the bourbon, lime juice, and ginger beer over ice (in a copper mug, please).
- Garnish with the lime wedge.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 2gSugar: 49gProtein: 1g
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); I seriously use this one all the time
- Copper mugs to keep your Mule frosty and cold
- Paper straws aren't mandatory but they sure are cute and fun