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4 Savory Mules to Drink This Summer

Posted by ABC Fine Wine & Spirits on July 13, 2018

In Moscow Mule, Summer Cocktails

At age 77, the Moscow Mule is arriving better late than never to the cocktail revival. With a foolproof template, the copper-clad Mule is a sipper for the creative and the bored alike.

Your first mule probably went a little something like this: vodka, ginger beer, lime. All wonderful things, but it leaves little to the imagination. Since 2014-ish, when mules made their resurgence, people got hooked. Mule menu offerings increased a whopping 60% in 2015. It appeared that the more we sipped, the more an ache bubbled up for a variation in the prime-time brunch cocktail. That’s when bartenders and mixologists around the nation realized there’s a lot left to the imagination with the Moscow Mule, and the expressions started flowing.

From bourbon based Kentucky mules to tequila filled Mexican mules, bars and at-home bars are teeming with a creative ideation or two. Some even dare to break free from the copper mug. So, if you’re bored with mules or stuck in a cocktail rut, check out one of these versions. They will have you mulin’ it over the entire summer.

Pair this Nolet’s Silver Mule with:

Lunch al fresco by the pool

 First add a grapefruit wheel to the burgundy glass, then ice, gin and ginger beer. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

 Mule 1 (10 of 10)


Pair this Smirnoff Moscow Mule with:

A boat ride or a post-jet ski breather

 Fill a copper mug with ice. Add vodka, ginger beer, and juice from a squeezed lime half. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 Mule 1 (1 of 10)


Pair this Ketel One Dutch Mule with:

A homemade fish or chicken dish

  •  1 ½ oz Ketel One Vodka
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

 Build vodka, ginger beer and bitters in a highball glass filled with ice. Top with remaining ginger beer. Stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 Mule 1 (4 of 10)


Pair this Johnnie & Ginger Mule with:

Game night – Karaoke works especially well here

 Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add Johnnie Walker Red Label. Add lime juice. Top off with ginger ale. Garnish with a slice of ginger.

 Mule 1 (7 of 10)


Shop more spirits here to get creative with your summer mule!