The Moscow Mule is one of the most popular cocktails in the United States. The Kentucky Mule simply subs bourbon for vodka, hence the “Kentucky” moniker. The bourbon cuts through the ginger more aggressively than vodka, resulting in a more flavorful drink than the original. For the best results, try using a high-quality, spicy ginger beer that will stand up to the whiskey.

The Kentucky Mule is easy to make. Simply combine your ingredients with plenty of ice in a copper mug, if you have one. Otherwise, a highball glass will do. Garnish with mint, and you have an American twist on the classic that you’ll want to drink all year long.

  • 2 oz Kentucky bourbon
  • 1/2 ounces lime juice, freshly squeezed 
  • Ginger Beer, to top
  • Slice of lime
  1. Add the bourbon and lime juice to a Moscow Mule mug or a highball glass.
  2. Fill the mug or glass with crushed ice and top with ginger beer.
  3. Garnish with a lime slice.
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