If you’re a fan of whiskey and Moscow Mules, you’ll love the Irish Mule! Instead of vodka, this Irish Mule cocktail recipe is a festive St. Patrick’s Day drink made with whiskey, lime juice, and ginger beer.
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Whether it’s a dark stout, an Irish whiskey, or just a Shamrock Shake, we all have our favorite St. Patrick’s Day beverages. This year, I might have a new favorite – the Irish Mule! What makes the Irish Mule different from a Moscow Mule is the use of whiskey instead of vodka. The rest of the ingredients stay the same.
What really makes a mule cocktail for me is the ginger beer. As a fan of ginger, I love the extra spiciness of ginger beer compared to ginger ale. Sometimes I keep a bottle in the fridge to sip straight up just because I love how warm, slightly sweet, and peppery it is!
And if you’re a fan of whiskey, it works perfectly with ginger beer. Whiskey’s slight sweetness cuts down the ginger beer’s spiciness. If you find that ginger beer has too much of a kick, you can use ginger ale instead. It’s a bit sweeter, but still pairs nicely with whiskey.
Also, you’ve probably seen mule cocktails served in copper mugs. While it’s not a requirement for mule drinks, the copper mugs do keep the temperature of your drink cold and frosty. However, I always like to use whatever type of cocktail glasses I have on hand.
Irish Mule Cocktail Recipe
So if you’re looking for a new drink to enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish Mule is an easy cocktail to whip up! Plus, the lime garnish gives it a festive green touch! You can also go extra fancy with a sprig of mint, but the lime is simple enough.
Let’s start this St. Patrick’s Day drink by filling a glass or copper mug about 3/4 of the way with ice. Then, we’re going to juice half of a lime right into the glass.
Next, we’re going to add the whiskey. Then, top off the drink with ginger beer (or ginger ale for a less spicy flavor).
All that’s left to do is stir everything together, garnish with lime (and fresh mint, if desired), and serve!
- 1/2 lime
- 2 oz. whiskey
- 5 oz. ginger beer
- Lime slice, to garnish
- Fill a glass or copper mug about 3/4 of the way with ice.
- Squeeze the lime half into the glass and add the whiskey.
- Pour the ginger beer into the glass.
- Stir, garnish with a lime slice, and serve.
You’re only a handful of ingredients away from sipping a delicious whiskey cocktail! So if you’re a fan of Moscow mules, Kentucky mules, or any of the mule family of drinks, the Irish Mule will be a great addition to your St. Patrick’s Day celebration!
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