The Irish Mule is a refreshing cocktail made with ginger beer, lime juice and whiskey. Enjoy this on Saint Patrick’s Day or any time of year!
There are any number of things you can drink on Saint Patrick’s Day. Most people might opt for a Guinness, or even a green beer. When I was a kid I was partial to the shamrock shake. But you can really never go wrong with Irish whiskey, especially when mixed with ginger beer and lime juice. It may not be a very traditionally Irish drink, but it still tastes pretty great.
You can really never go wrong with Irish whiskey, especially when mixed with ginger beer and lime juice.
The Irish Mule is really just a twist on the Moscow Mule, but it replaces the vodka with whiskey. The traditional copper Moscow Mule mug works equally well with this drink, keeping the drink refreshingly cold and also making you feel extra fancy while drinking out of it. Fancy drinking vessel wins over non fancy drinking vessel almost every time.
This drink is a snap to mix up, and before you know it you can be drinking this while eating corned beef and cabbage and singing along to Danny Boy. I prefer ginger beer to ginger ale, as it has a stronger ginger taste. I love Bundaberg but feel free to use your favorite brand. Reed’s is also good, and Trader Joe’s carries a great ginger beer as well. Add some fresh squeezed lime juice, whiskey and a sprig of mint (optional), and you have yourself the tastiest drink to toast the old country with.
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The Irish Mule
- 2 ounces irish whiskey
- 6 ounces ginger beer or more!
- juice of half a lime about 1 ounce
- lime slices optional, for garnish
- mint sprig (optional for garnish
- Fill a copper mug (or other glass) with ice. Pour in whiskey and lime juice, top with ginger beer. Stir to mix, garnish with lime slices and mint sprig.
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