This Apple Cider Irish Mule is a fall twist on the classic! Apple Cider, ginger beer and whiskey make an Autumn cocktail to cozy up with on a cold day!
Alright, y’all. I think it’s time for a cocktail. Right? We are all weary and it’s Friday, so put your feet up and enjoy this Apple Cider Irish Mule and maybe turn off the news for a little while. This Apple Cider Irish Mule is a twist on the Irish Mule I shared earlier this year. And an Irish Mule is just a variation on the traditional Moscow Mule, but it uses whiskey instead of vodka.
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Personally, I am still just starting to build my appreciation for whiskey drinks, although you wouldn’t know if from this blog, considering I have quite a few whiskey drinks here. Like my Maple Whiskey Cider, Apple Old Fashioned or classic Manhattan, for example. But whiskey is just such a great spirit for fall and winter drinks, I just can’t help myself!
I love using fresh apple cider in cocktails, especially if you can get the really good stuff from the apple orchard. I didn’t make it apple picking this year, sadly, so I just used some store-bought apple cider and it was still very good. The apple cider mixed with the ginger beer makes such a great, warm fall flavor. Garnished with the apple slices and cinnamon sticks, you have everything you need!
Did you get to go apple picking this year? What is your favorite drink in the Autumn?
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Apple Cider Irish Mule
- 2 ounces Irish whiskey
- 4 ounces apple cider
- 6 ounces ginger beer
- apple slices for garnish
- cinnamon sticks for garnish
- Fill a copper mug or other glass with ice. Add whiskey and apple cider, stir to mix. Top with ginger beer and gently stir to combine. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks if desired.
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Made this to go with our Thanksgiving dinner and it was perfect – not overly sweet and nicely subtle flavors that played well with dinner. A better/more strongly flavored ginger beer is likely your friend here if you aren’t pairing it with food.
Yay, so glad you loved it Aimee!
Made with Canadian Club (last minute, closest we had on hand) and was delicious!
So glad you loved it!
has anyone tried this as a hot beverage?? I am looking something to make for Christmas that will be a hot drink with cider & some kind of Liquor.
Hi Betty, I haven’t tried it hot but I bet it would taste great!
Do you think you can make this in a batch for a large crowd?
Deena, yes, I’m sure that would be great! Just multiply the amounts by how many people you are serving. For example, to make 8 servings it would be 16 ounces of whiskey (2 cups), 32 ounces apple cider (4 cups) and 48 ounces Ginger Beer (6 cups). I would just not make it very far in advance or the ginger beer will go flat.
this looks so sweet and easy! I love love love the cider from one of my local orchards — the supermarket stuff just can never compare.
Yes! The cider made at orchards is not like anything else!
I am sipping on this now. I had all the ingredients and a bottle of Jameson Black Barrel Select Reserve. Leaves are falling, i am in a hoodie, and this is in my hand. This is why Fall is my favorite! It doesnt get any better than this!
Yay, Stephanie! So happy that you love it!
Megan @ Meg is Well says
Gorgeous photos! Whiskey drinks are my favorite and I think it would go great with apple cider-brillent idea!
Thanks so much Megan!