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What tastes better on a hot summer evening than a frosty drink on the patio! With a big flavor punch from ginger beer, the Kentucky Mule is tasty and refreshing, especially as the temperature climbs!
In fact, even the serving ware contributes to the experience. Traditionally served in copper mugs, they hold in the cold and give off a blushing glow as the sun glints off.
Now per Wikipedia, “Some public health advisories recommend copper mugs be plated with nickel or stainless steel on the inside and the lip, but it has been disputed whether the time and acidity involved in the drinking of a Moscow mule would be enough… to cause copper toxicity.”
Step by Step Overview
The Kentucky Mule is a quick and easy drink. To start, fill a Moscow Mule mug with ice
Other Moscow Mule Variations
Besides the Kentucky Mule and the Moscow Mule, there are a number of other variations. These include the London Mule, which uses gin instead of bourbon, the Caribbean mule, made with rum, the Mexican Mule using tequila and of course the Irish Mule with Irish Whisky.
Diet Ginger Beer is delicious in this too and makes for a keto-friendly, low calorie cocktail!
If you don’t have the traditional copper mugs, the Kentucky Mule can be served in a highball glass.
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice from about 1/2 lime
- 6 ounces ginger beer or more, depending on amount of ice
- Optional garnish: mint sprig and/or lime slice
- Fill a Moscow Mule mug with ice
- Add fresh lime juice and bourbon
- Top with cold ginger beer
- Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice if desired
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