Kentucky Mule

Some weeks are easy to get through. Some weeks breeze by in the blink of an eye. Did that sound like the week you had?

Some weeks are hard to get through. Some weeks inch by at a snail’s pace. Some weeks, every morning feels like the snooze is never really as long as it is supposed to be. Did that sound about right?

Mike and I have been having a countdown to Friday since Sunday night! This week was especially hard for us because we were off for two weeks and this was our first week back to the day to day routine. I found myself even too tired for a glass of wine at the end of the day. I usually like to read before I go to bed and use that time to unwind. However, this week, I didn’t even get through one chapter. I swear, I read one page and then drifted off.

Today, five o’clock cannot come soon enough. If you share my sentiments, I have an adult treat for you.

I have to say, one of my top five favorite go-to cocktails is a Moscow Mule. Lately, I have been in a bit of a whiskey and bourbon mood so I switched things up a bit. Ginger beer and lime are like a wonderful blank canvas that goes well with so many things. If you like the traditional cocktail, you will also love this.

So, take a deep breath, put on some comfy clothes, break into the weekend snacks, and pour yourself a cocktail. You deserve it!

Kentucky Mule
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 2

  • 1 Lime Cut into 8ths
  • 3 Ounces Whiskey
  • 12 Ounces Ginger Beer
  • Ice Cubes

  1. Add 4 lime wedges to two separate glasses. Muddle the limes or squeeze as much juice out of them as you can.
  2. Pour 1.5 ounces of whiskey into each glass, stir, and then add ice.
  3. Add 6 ounces of ginger beer to each glass, stir. Sip!

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  1. I’ve never had a Kentucky Mule, but I’m all for anything with ginger ale! Can’t wait to try; thanks for sharing :)

  2. Sounds a bit like what I had a few weeks ago, but with the whiskey and the ginger beer it sounds really luvly!

  3. Mmm…always like having a new cocktail to experiment with! :)

  4. Whiskey ginger is definitely one of my favorites. If you add a splash of St. Germain, it’s over the top!

    Everything is better in those mugs, though.

    Have a great weekend. You’ve earned it. This week flew by for me!

  5. Whiskey and ginger ale is one of my go-to cocktails. I’m not sure if ginger beer is the same thing, but it sounds delicious, regardless! Those mugs are gorgeous too!

    • I had to google this the other day to satisfy my own wonderings. Ginger beer is sort of like super ginger-y ginger ale, except it is brewed instead of just being carbonated water with ginger flavor added. Which means it actually has less added sugar and is, I suppose, technically better for you (since it also has real ginger and not all ginger ales do).

      Encyclopedia Brown will bow out now. ;-)

  6. I love that mug! And this drink seems very refreshing :)


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