The Irish Mule cocktail is a whiskey-based spin on the Moscow mule, a classic cocktail invented in the 1940’s. When it was first invented, this drink may have been a ploy to sell vodka, ginger beer and copper mugs. The mule is part of a family of cocktails called bucks: drinks made with ginger beer or ale, citrus juice, and liquor. So a Moscow mule is a vodka buck, and an Irish mule is a whiskey buck!
- 60 ml/ 2 oz. Irish whiskey
- 15 ml/ ½ oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 180 ml/ 6 oz. Ginger Beer
- lime wedges
- Squeeze lime juice into a Moscow Mule mug (or a Collins glass) and drop in the spent shell.
- Add 2 or 3 ice cubes, then pour in the Irish whiskey and fill with cold ginger beer (not ginger ale, although what the hell).
- Garnish with a mint sprig.
And here are my recipes of Moscow Mule and a special X-mas mule recipe.
- Whiskey | USA* | UK* | Germany*
- Ginger Beer | USA* | UK* | Germany*
- Moscow Mule Mug | USA* | UK* | Germany*