Cheers to the weekend, friends! We did it, we made it! Now let’s go celebrate with this Bourbon Mule. A bourbon mule is a Moscow mule’s American cousin. He’s got a deeper flavor, but still bright and spicy thanks to apple cider and ginger beer. And it still looks fabulous in those pretty copper mugs.
I mentioned in my last newsletter that I can always count on my brother to bring some bourbon for Thanksgiving. Over the years, he’s made some pretty awesome cocktails, and this a variation of one of his creations that he made for us.
Of course, the key to any great cocktail is starting with some good quality liquor. Bourbon is definitely one that you don’t want skimp on for sure. Sometimes you can get away with some milder spirits on the cheaper end, but you will never be able to pull it off with something as complex as bourbon. Two of my favorite bourbons are made locally in Charleston. This is not an ad for either, but I really enjoy Cannon Distillery and High Wire’s bourbon. In this bourbon mule, I used Cannon Distillery’s Double Barrel Bourbon.
I definitely think that this will be a part of our holiday celebrations this year. The husband has already been asking for more, and I have a feeling we’ll be making this again real soon. Cheers!Print
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- 1 oz. bourbon
- 4 oz. apple cider
- ginger beer, to taste
- apple slice and cinnamon stick for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake bourbon and apple cider together. Strain into a copper mug or glass filled with ice. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick.