Thursday February 27, 2020

Cocktail Cabinet No.12

The Irish Mule (the Moscow Mule’s cousin)

22nd July, 2015
The Irish Mule

The Mule is a name for a whole class of cocktails that revolve around hyper-cooling the spiciest ginger flavours, and mixing them with a base spirit and hefty tranches of lime. These cocktails used to be called Bucks, but with the cowboy films of the mid 20th-century, the Buck stopped and the Mule rode on.

Rum and bourbon pepper the early recipes, but in 1941, desperate for sales, the new US owners of Russia’s Smirnoff...

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