irish mules.

You guys! Irish Mules might be my new favorite thing.

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Okay, not might.  These ARE my new favorite thing.

They are super easy to put together.  They are SO refreshing.   They can be made low carb.  And they are absolutely perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m talking a billion times better than some green beer.

My mule obsession all started when I moved back to my hometown early last year.  My father raved about Moscow Mules, and while I had never had the drink before, I was pretty hesitant to try it.  Mainly because I’m not much of a liquor drinker. And thanks to my obsession with Mad Men, and setting out on a quest to try a non-fruity alcoholic beverage [Old Fashioned] which left little to be desired, I wasn’t in a rush.

Especially, because my first time ordering the drink [Old Fashioned], I could barely handle the strong liquor taste, and handed it off to my dining companion to finish.

So, as you can see, I wasn’t jumping on the mule bandwagon anytime soon.

Until I tried it.

Since that first time, a little over a year ago, I’ve dabbled in a couple variations: I created this Apple Cider Moscow Mule which combines two of my favorite beverages: Moscow Mules and apple cider, and these Italian Mules where I swapped out the lime juice for some limoncello in a nifty little DIY man crate for my father’s birthday.

However, neither of those drinks compares to the Irish Mule.  A drink made by swapping out vodka for some Irish whiskey.  A drink so delicious and refreshing, you’ll want to sip it year-round.

And I couldn’t even blame you!

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Irish Mule

serves 1

  • 2 oz. Irish whiskey
  • juice from 1/2 a lime (about 3/4 oz.)
  • 6 oz. ginger beer*

Fill copper mug halfway with ice.  Pour over whiskey and lime juice.  Mix.  Top with ginger beer.  Garnish with lime slices.

* To make this low carb, use Zevia Mixers – Ginger Beer

 

 

 

I’m thinking I may do a “Mules from Around the World” series.  Mainly because it gives me a chance to drink all the mules.

 

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