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KENTUCKY MULE

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Kentucky Whisky Mule Cocktail Ballantine's

Simple, refreshing and a seriously light whisky cocktail. The Kentucky Mule is a zingy whisky twist on a classic Moscow Mule recipe. Soon to be your new go-to, but don’t just take our word for it, try it for yourself!

Kentucky Mule vs Moscow Mule

A mule is a summer go-to. Mixing ginger beer, fresh lime and mint leaves, it’s the ultimate mixer come sunny afternoons. The spirit of choice is what gives it a name.

Traditional Moscow Mules are made with vodka, whilst a Kentucky Mule uses whisky for a warmer, spicier serve. You can also swap in tequila for a Mexican twist, or dark rum for a classic Dark ‘n Stormy. We might be biassed but we reckon whisky is the best kinda remix.

Kentucky Mule Ingredients

How to make a Kentucky Mule

  • Add Ballantine’s Finest whisky and lime juice to a copper mug or a highball glass
  • Fill the mug or glass with ice and top with ginger beer
  • Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel

Kentucky Mule variations to try

A mule can be made many ways. And a Kentucky Mule is no different. The ginger, lime and mint combo work with tons of additional flavours. Chuck in fresh blackberries, raspberries or a slice of orange. Or swap out the ginger beer for your go-to mixer. Make it seasonal with apple cider or go lighter with sparkling water or lemon soda. However you like it, we like it.

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The best whisky and ginger beer to use for a Kentucky Mule

There’s no rules in cocktail making. Create your Kentucky Mule however you want it. A fresh ginger beer will add a spicer kick, whilst a lighter soda is more refreshing. When it comes to whisky, we use blended scotch to guarantee a smooth, warm serve. Ballantine’s Finest is our go-to. But feel free to experiment with our collection.

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