I’d like you to meet the Kentucky Mule – the Moscow Mule’s older, southern cousin. And the drink I’m making in September for Bourbon Heritage Month. If you’re looking for game day recipes, this is the perfect drink.
Being from Illinois I am pretty lucky to have so many states around our borders – Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri. And Kentucky.
I’ve had a love affair with Kentucky for awhile. It started off with a trip to Louisville one summer, followed by 2 road trip/houseboat vacations on Lake Cumberland in southern Kentucky. All I really need to complete my love affair is tour around the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. One day…
Four Roses is one of the distilleries on the tour and the bourbon I used for this drink! Bourbon is definitely my favorite whiskey but I rarely take it neat or on the rocks. I am more of a cocktail girl in general. I had a serious Moscow Mule phase over the summer, but now that September is here and autumn is near, it’s time to turn to a liquor that is more likely to warm up my insides on a cold night.
The Kentucky Mule is just as easy to make as the Moscow mule. You’ll need bourbon, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice. That’s it.
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon (I used Four Roses )
- ginger beer
- the juice of 1 lime
Fill up a rocks glass with ice. Pour the bourbon over the ice, fill up the glass with ginger beer, and top with the juice of 1 lime. Garnish with additional lime slices.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 126kcal Calories from fat 1|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
So easy, right? And perfect for autumn nights that start off warm and end cool. Enjoy!
How do you like your bourbon? Are you an old fashioned kind of girl (I am)? Manhattan perhaps?
Disclosure: I was provided with a bottle of Four Roses Bourbon to make a cocktail.