Best Ever Kentucky Mule Cocktail Recipe
Rabbit Hole Distillery
The Kentucky Mule is a lot like the mint julep, and has a long history in the south. In the late 1930's and early 1940's, it was popular to drink from a copper mug - keeping the drink cool - and looking "cool" -- equally valid objectives. It was an answer to the Moscow mule, however, instead of vodka, it uses Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. A great way to use that leftover mint from your mint julep making at this year's Derby!
5 ounces premium Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (divided in half)
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh-squeezed lime juice (divided in two)
8 ounces (1 cup) ginger beer divided in two
A pinch of sea salt
6-8 fresh mint leaves
- For serving: ice, lime wedge, fresh mint
In two copper mugs or using two mint julep cups, add 3-4 mint leaves and gently crush with a wooden spoon handle.
Pour in the bourbon, lime juice, and ginger beer.
Add ice and garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint.
Enjoy with a metal straw, or straight from mug.