This Bourbon Moscow Mule is a great twist on one of my favorite cocktails! It’s refreshing, easy to make and perfect for serving at parties.Bourbon is so hot right now. Not, like temperature hot. But, like, hipster-y hot. And I know you want to make sure you are all up to speed on what the cool people are doing. Insert laughing/crying emoji face here. Since we are already bourbon fans in this house, I thought I would see if I liked it in a mule. Fun fact: I do. It’s pretty much a Moscow Mule with bourbon instead of the vodka.
This post contains affiliate links. What that means is if you purchase something through one of these links, I may get a little monetary reward. It’s usually only enough to pay for part of a Starbucks coffee, but hey! I’ll take it!I stinking love mules. Ginger beer is my jam and I love how refreshing these drinks are. The fresh lime juice also makes my heart and mouth happy. A good bourbon can be costly. So this is a great drink for something that is not top shelf. My husband is a whiskey sour man, so we were fresh out of all our whiskey and bourbon (or bourbon whiskey – I’ll be honest I don’t know how that whole business works. And don’t get me started on Scotch. And should they be capitalized? Who knows.) except for the last two drinks in this Four Roses bottle… which is now empty. And I’m not sorry. These drinks were delicious. A traditional mule uses a bit of fresh mint to finish it off but I thought that sage might be a great addition to this drink. I also decided to muddle a little with the lime juice and bourbon to boost the flavor a little. This is a great cocktail to serve at Thanksgiving. The flavor is subtle so, no, you won’t think you are drinking the stuffing. I mean you can drink Bourbon mules any time of the year but for some reason they feel perfect for fall.
How to make a Bourbon Moscow Mule
2 oz. Bourbon
4 oz. Reed’s Ginger Beer
Juice of half a lime
Fresh sage leaves
In a copper mug or glass, add the lime juice, Bourbon and sage then muddle gently.
Top with ginger beer.
Add a few dashes of bitters
Clap a fresh sage leaf between your palms and place on top of the drink.After making these a few times you won’t even need to look at the recipe any more. They are easy and you don’t need any fancy equipment, unless you want to serve them in these copper mugs. (Which you should because they’re cute).Just a few drops of bitters in the finished drink and you’re all set. Now just give that sage a clap in between your hands to release the scent and lay it on top of your drink. It smells so good! But it tastes even better! I’m partial to Bourbon Mules in the fall. What is your favorite kind of mule to make?
Printable Bourbon Moscow Mule recipe:
- 2 oz. Bourbon
- 4 oz. Reed's Ginger Beer
- Juice of half a lime
- Fresh sage leaves
- In a copper mug or glass, add the lime juice, Bourbon and sage then muddle gently.
- Add ice.
- Top with ginger beer.
- Add a few dashes of bitters
- Clap a fresh sage leaf between your palms and place on top of the drink.
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