Kentucky Mule – A delicious cocktail made with just bourbon, lime juice, and ginger beer! The perfect cocktail for any party!
If you love moscow mules, then this is the cocktail for you! A Kentucky mule is a spin on a classic moscow mule but with one twist – it’s made with bourbon instead of vodka. Now, this drink is great for parties or just as a fun cocktail to enjoy in the evening. I think the bourbon in it is such a great addition! 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 Kentucky Mule
What is a Kentucky mule?
A Kentucky mule is a cocktail that was made with ginger beer, lime juice, and bourbon. This is a spin on a moscow mule which has the same ingredients but with bourbon instead of vodka.
Are Kentucky 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 a Kentucky 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 a Kentucky mule with other alcohols?
Looking for more cocktail recipes? Check these out!
- Kentucky Lemonade
- Salted Caramel White Russian
- Chocolate Mudslide
- Kahlua Frappuccino
- Ginger Peach Whiskey Cocktail
- Guinness Float
- 6 ounces ginger beer
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- Fill a copper cup with ice and pour in ginger beer, lime juice, and bourbon.
- Top with a sprig of mint and slice of lime for garnish before serving (optional).
Find this recipe and more at the Weekend Potluck!
Never miss a Snacks and Sips recipe