For a festive St. Patrick's Day Irish Whiskey Mule Cocktail, try this refreshing twist on the classic Moscow version by simply substituting the vodka with your favorite Irish whiskey ☘️!
Looks like I'm back to work just in the nick of time! For what you might ask? To share one of my favorite cocktails of course! To be honest, the Irish whiskey mule cocktail is actually a staple for happy hour in our household. Dan even calls it his usual 😆.
What You'll Need
Apart from a glass and a little Irish spirit? Just a few make-a-drink basics.
- First up, grab a cocktail jigger for measuring the perfect amount.
- Secondly, hit up a cocktail muddler to really help infuse the mint flavor.
- Finally, finish with a cocktail shaker to get your bartending on.
Why It's Our Favorite
Apart from the obvious (it's whiskey based 😂), it's light, refreshing, and quick. Let's break it down.
With all that lime juice, it's light/refreshing enough to be enjoyed in the dead of summer. Yet, the ginger beer makes this cocktail a go to drink for autumn and winter as well.
As for the quick aspect, it takes 5 minutes. No blending, no food processing, just a little muddling of the mint, lime and whiskey. Pour over ice, top with ginger beer and a dash of bitters if desired and you're good to go!
- The most important thing for an Irish Whiskey Mule cocktail? The title says it all. Your favorite Irish whiskey! I used Kilbrin, although we're also no stranger to Jameson.
- A swanky ginger beer. My hands down fave is Betty Buzz Ginger Beer (Blake Lively for the win!). I'm also a fan of Fever-Tree and Bundaberg.
- Fresh lime juice. It's just better that way.
- Lots of fresh mint leaves.
- A dash of angostura bitters for extra yums.
FAQs About This Recipe
Nope! It's non-alcoholic (and in my opinion, better tasting than ginger ale. See below).
Sure! However, ginger ale is sweeter. I prefer ginger beer because it has a deeper flavor and has a little bit of a tang to it. Having said that, if we don't happen to have ginger beer but have a can of ginger ale in the fridge, we'll definitely use it instead.
Almost. First off, this Irish whiskey mule cocktail recipe as I've written it below serves one. SO - multiply the recipe by 8 for a solid amount. Follow the recipe until it's time to pour over ice (Step 2). Pour into a chilled pitcher (no ice) and wait to add ice, ginger beer and any garnishes. Save that step until just before serving to avoid flat ginger beer and a watered down cocktail.
Looking for more St. Patrick's Day ideas? I got you covered → St. Patrick's Day faves! Now scroll on down to grab the full recipe for an Irish Whiskey Mule Cocktail ☘️!Print