Kentucky Mule Cocktail on a Rustic Wooden Table Next to a Bottle of Maker's Mark and a Copper Plate of Limes
Kentucky Mule Cocktail on a Rustic Wooden Table Next to a Bottle of Maker's Mark and a Copper Plate of Limes

Maker's® Mule

Sweet and crisp with just the right bite, this refreshing take on the Moscow Mule uses Maker's Mark® for added depth. Perfect for those warmer days, but great any time of year.


  • 2 parts Maker's Mark Bourbon
  • 1/2 part fresh lime juice
  • 4 muddled pieces of fresh fruit or a squeeze of puree*
  • 1 dash Angostura® aromatic bitters
  • Cold ginger beer
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*Recommended Fruit Flavors: Strawberry, Mango, Lychee, Passionfruit, Raspberry
Pro Tips
Cool in copper
Like Juleps and other cocktails, the vessel a Mule is served in can enhance the experience. Copper mule cups get extra cold with ice, and the handle helps keep them that way.
Sugar & spice
Ginger syrup is simple to make and adds some nice spice. Boil a 2:2:1 ratio of water to sugar to grated ginger. Let it cool for an hour, strain, and stir in a splash into the finished cocktail.
Sear-iously good
Searing wheels of lime, lemon or orange creates exceptional garnishes that add both aesthetic appeal and caramelized aromas to your drink.

How to

  1. Muddle your fruit in a shaker.
  2. Add Maker's Mark, lime and bitters.
  3. Shake and strain into a glass with ice.
  4. Top with ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with fruit of your choice.

Mules, bucks & the horse's neckHistory of the Kentucky Mule

For many, mixing whisky and some form of ginger ale represents a first foray into bourbon. Perhaps because this pairing is as easy to drink as it is to make. Through the years the spice of ginger and caramel notes of bourbon have been matched in different variations on the theme like the Bourbon Buck, the Horse's Neck and the Maker's® Mule. The latter traces back to Moscow (sort of) via a British pub in Los Angeles in 1941. At a pub called the Cock 'n' Bull, a man who bought a vodka brand that was widely unpopular in America met a barman who had purchased way too much ginger beer. After some mixing and mingling, both of these surplus problems were solved with the Moscow Mule – a classic American cocktail.

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