A Bourbon Mule combines bourbon, lime juice, & ginger beer to make one seriously delicious cocktail. It's a tasty twist on the classic Moscow Mule.
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
You only need three ingredients. That's it! Just three!
It tastes great. Bourbon, lime juice, and ginger beer are SO good together.
It's very easy to make. Can you pour a few ingredients into a copper mug? Sure you can!
💭 What is a Moscow Mule?
A Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail made up of plain vodka, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice. Despite the moniker, it's believed that this drink originated in the United States.
It's traditionally served in a distinctive copper mug. You may ask: "Is this completely necessary?" Not completely necessary. But the mugs sure do look pretty, and they'll help to keep your drink frosty cold.
💭 What is a Bourbon Mule?
Okay so, we know that a classic Moscow Mule is a drink made up of plain vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. A Bourbon Mule swaps out the vodka and swaps in some sweet delicious bourbon.
You only need THREE ingredients to make this drink. They're pictured and described below. See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
- Bourbon: You don't need to break out the Pappy for this one, but definitely use something good!
- Lime juice: Freshly squeezed, please.
- Ginger beer: Use whatever brand you enjoy. I prefer a spicy ginger beer.
- Lime wedge: This is optional, but highly recommended as a garnish for aesthetic purposes.
🔀 Substitutions and Variations
- Use tequila. More of a tequila kind of person? If you use tequila instead of bourbon you'll have a Mexican Mule.
- Use Irish whiskey. Subbing Irish whiskey for the bourbon will give you an Irish Mule.
- Add apple cider. If you add apple cider into the mix, you'll have a Kentucky Mule.
👩🏻🍳 How to make a Bourbon Mule?
Step 1. Pour the bourbon into a copper mug with ice.
Step 2. Top the mug off with ginger beer.
Step 3. Squeeze half of a lime into the mug.
Step 4. Garnish the mug with a lime wedge.
❓ Recipe FAQs
Use your favorite!
No you don't have to. But it sure looks pretty. And it keeps your drink cold.
Different kinds of ginger beer vary in sweetness and spiciness. I recommend trying a few and finding your favorite. I like Goslings and Fever Tree.
🔗 Other bourbon cocktails
🔗 Other Moscow Mule recipes
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- 2 ounces bourbon
- 4 ounces ginger beer
- ½ lime juiced
- lime wedge for garnish (optional)
- Pour the bourbon, ginger beer, and lime juice over ice (in a copper mug, please).
- Garnish with the lime wedge.
- Use whatever bourbon and ginger beer that you prefer. Make this drink your own!
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.