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Bourbon Mule

Photo: Victor Protasio
Active time 4 mins
Total time 4 mins
Yield

Serves 1

Mules are traditionally served in a copper mug, a handsome vessel that keeps them delightfully frigid. Copper mugs are in: Find ones similar to these at Crate and Barrel ($20, crateandbarrel.com). Ginger beer, also used to make dark and stormy cocktails, tends to be spicier than ginger ale. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup light ginger beer, such as Fever-Tree Naturally Light
  • 1 fresh mint sprig
  • 1 lime slice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 148
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 2 mg
  • calcium 2 mg
  • sugars 6 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 6 g

How to Make It

  1. In a copper mug or highball glass, combine bourbon and lime juice. Fill cup with ice. Add ginger beer; stir gently to combine. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.