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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!

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!

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.

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!

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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.

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!

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.

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!

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The Irish Mule

Prep 1 minute
Total 1 minute
Servings 1 Mule
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!

Ingredients 

  • 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
  • ice

Instructions 

  • 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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Notes

*Ginger beer is to taste. If you like more of a whiskey taste, add less ginger beer. If you like a sweeter drink, add more! I usually just top the glass off with ginger beer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Mule | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: American
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47 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Had my first Irish Mule st. Patricks day 2023. OMG favorite now and Jamesons always been my drink. Today in a thrift shop and they had one copper mule mug. yay snapped it up for $1 LOL now in the freezer waiting for my after dinner drink.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    I love Irish Mules especially on St Patrick’s Day! If you want a lower calorie option because ginger beer has crazy calories, try this recipe:

    2 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
    4 ounces LAVA Premium Lime & Ginger Beer Mule Mix
    1/2 ounce club soda or soda water
    shaken and served in copper mug
    garnished with mint leaves

  3. 5 stars
    Very solid recipe, I used Pearse Irish whiskey and the recommended ginger beer. A fantastic social cocktail!

  4. Had a Jameson’s Ginger and Lime at the Distillery in Dublin last summer, I’ve tried to replicate the drink, but no luck. This must be it!! Thanks!💚