Irish Mule – A delicious cocktail made with just whiskey, lime juice, and ginger beer! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or as a light cocktail at a party!
If you love moscow mules, then this is the cocktail for you! An Irish mule is a spin on a classic moscow mule but with one twist – it’s made with whiskey instead of vodka. Now, this drink is great for St. Patrick’s Day as a festive drink but it’s tasty enough that you can really make it any day of the year. If you want to add a tablespoon of mint simple syrup, it’s a great addition but it’s totally up to you. Past that, I suggest serving it in the classic copper mug with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint but hey, don’t worry too much if you don’t have copper mugs on hand, just use a normal glass!
Common Questions About Making a Irish Mule
What is an Irish mule?
An Irish mule is a cocktail that was made with ginger beer, lime juice, and whiskey. This is a spin on a moscow mule which has the same ingredients but with vodka instead of whiskey.
Are Irish mules made with a non-alcoholic ginger beer?
It depends on whether you want to make a non-alcoholic version or an alcoholic version. For this recipe, I used a non-alcoholic ginger beer (my favorites are Fever Tree or Bundaberg) but it is totally up to you and your preference.
Why does an Irish mule need a copper cup?
A copper cup is a great insulator that really retains how cold the drink is. While it is not necessary, it also looks really cool and makes it obvious which drink you are serving.
Can I make an Irish mule with other alcohol?
Of course! Some of the other popular alcohols to use instead of whiskey include vodka (moscow mule) or bourbon (kentucky mule).
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- 6 ounces ginger beer
- 1 1/2 ounces whiskey
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Fill a copper cup with ice and pour in ginger beer, lime juice, and whiskey.
- Top with a sprig of mint and slice of lime for garnish before serving (optional).
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