Kentucky Mule

Based on the Moscow Mule, the Kentucky Mule blends Bourbon, lime juice and ginger for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail.  Based on the Moscow Mule, the Kentucky Mule blends Bourbon, lime juice and ginger for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail. 

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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. Based on the Moscow Mule, the Kentucky Mule blends Bourbon, lime juice and ginger for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail. 

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

Add fresh lime juice and bourbon

Top with cold ginger beer

Garnish with mint sprig and lime sliceBased on the Moscow Mule, the Kentucky Mule blends Bourbon, lime juice and ginger for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail. 

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. Based on the Moscow Mule, the Kentucky Mule blends Bourbon, lime juice and ginger for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail. 

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. Based on the Moscow Mule, the Kentucky Mule blends Bourbon, lime juice and ginger for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail. 

Kentucky Mule

Kentucky Mule

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Based on the Moscow Mule, the Kentucky Mule blends Bourbon, limejuice and ginger for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    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

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 1g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

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16 thoughts on “Kentucky Mule

  1. Raymund

    The first time I had this was just recently, not too long ago. I was surprised it was really good and indeed refreshing specially for an alcoholic drink

    1. Inger Post author

      Yes, it’s actually good for hydration too. Ooo, good excuse to make again!

  2. John / Kitchen Riffs

    We love mules! Mainly because we love ginger beer. 🙂 Never made a Kentucky one — gotta try that. Our favorite might be the Gin-Gin Mule — uses both gin and ginger. Anyway, fun post — thanks.

    1. Inger Post author

      Yum! I am so happy I found a good diet ginger beer since that’s no guilt and I love it too!

  3. Audrey

    Since I don’t own those beautiful copper mugs I have never tried a Mule of any kind. But, you are definitely making me want to get some and try this. Yes, I know I could use a high ball glass, but those mugs!

    1. Inger Post author

      I know, I had to buy the mugs too. Saving the economy during the pandemic was the perfect excuse but I’d do it just for looks (and cold retention) now.

    1. Inger Post author

      It was just perfect for summer Barbara! (Sorry you comment was in my spam folder…)

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