It has fresh lime flavor and the classic ginger beer.
But a Whiskey Mule kicks vodka to the curb. It’s just as delicious as my favorite cocktail but transitions perfectly into fall.
If you like trying out different Moscow Mule variations, you’ll love this easy drink idea.
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You’ll love this Whiskey Mule
When I started dating my husband, his extended family would bring out the whiskey for the holidays.
It was gross. It made your eyes water and burned going down.
Over the years, he and I have dug a little deeper and tried out some different brands.
And it’s opened up a whole new world! My husband will sip on an Old-Fashioned when the weather starts to cool down.
But I’ve started trying out whiskey in all kinds of easy cocktail recipes.
And since I am a HUGE Moscow Mule fan, I decided to make a Whiskey Mule.
Whiskey vs. whisky
There aren’t huge differences between whiskey and whisky. The “e” is used usually in Canada and Scotland.
The “e” in whisky is dropped in America and Ireland.
Whisky/ whiskey is made in a variety of places and so flavors might be minorly different.
Since I am using a Canadian whiskey to make this Moscow Mule with Whiskey, I’m using the “e” throughout this post!
What is the best whiskey for a Moscow Mule
You can use any kind of whiskey that you want! For this Mule with whiskey I used a bottle that was sitting around my house.
Literally. My husband was moving offices and this came home in one of the boxes. And so I used it…
If you have a favorite, use that!
How to make a Whiskey Mule
A Mule with whiskey is a simple cocktail recipe that keeps the classic Moscow Mule flavors and just swaps out the type of liquor you use.
I find that whiskey has a bit more flavor, some warm, comforting notes, that are totally missing from vodka.
Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.
- ginger beer
- mint, for garnish
Ginger Beer is a classic Mule ingredient and you can find it anywhere you shop for groceries.
It is not as sweet as Ginger Ale and keeps the drink more balanced. Do not substitute!
To make a Whiskey Moscow Mule grab your copper mug and add ice.
Seriously, if you don’t have copper mugs, you are missing out!
The ice makes them really nicely chilled and when it touches your lips give you the sensation that the drink is even colder!
I do not purchase all the “correct” glassware for cocktails because I don’t think it’s that neccisary. But the mugs do keep things super refreshing.
You can even use these for other cocktails.
Add your whiskey and fresh lime juice.
Give it a little stir with a bar spoon.
Top with ginger beer, about 3 ounces.
Add a few dashes of bitters.
Fresh mint is the perfect garnish. Clap a few sprigs in between your palms to help release the oils.
You can skip it if you don’t have any and aren’t going to make a special trip to the store.
But when you bring that mug to your mouth, the mint hits your nose first and it’s EVERYTHING!
It’s a super simple cocktail recipe. It’s one that even non-cocktail fans really like.
The ginger beer and fresh lime keep things super refreshing and I think even non-whiskey drinkers will find that they really love the flavor.
Supplies to make this recipe
More easy cocktails to make
- This Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade recipe is pretty and absolutely delicious. It’s a great one to make for girl’s night in!
- Make a Cucumber Margarita! It’s so tasty and great for a hot day. Plus you can easily make it by the pitcher for a crowd.
- A classic Aperol Spritz is a drink that everyone should know how to make. They’re a great pre-dinner drink but also awesome to share with friends.
- I can’t wait for the holidays so I can make one of these Cranberry Moscato Mules from Everyday Eyecandy!
Whiskey Mule Recipe
- 1 1/2 - 2 oz. whiskey
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 2-4 oz. ginger beer
- 4 drops bitters
- mint garnish optional
- To a Moscow Mule copper mug add ice, whiskey and fresh lime juice.
- Top with ginger beer.
- Add 4 dashes of bitters
- Garnish with mint.
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