Refreshing Whisky Mule // The Cali Mule

This is our spin on a mule called The Cali Mule.

It's very refreshing with loads of citrus and just the right amount of ginger beer, perfect for summer. The Kentucky Mule is a classic cocktail that's been around since the 1940's. This is our West coast take on a mule that includes some citrus, like oranges, similar to margaritas that are very popular on the West coast. This is a great summer drink that goes well with any outdoor or backyard event and is great with BBQ!

For this recipe we used Blinking Owl bourbon to try and support a local distillery. Definitely check them out!

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    • 2 oz Whiskey 
    • 1.5 oz of lemon simple syrup
    • ½ oz Fresh Squeezed OJ 
    • 3 dashes of Orange Bitters
    • 2 oz Ginger Beer
    • Garnish: Orange Piece and Lemon Wheel

      How to make

      • Add ice to shaker
      • Add 2 oz of Whiskey
      • Add 1.5 oz of lemon simple syrup
      • Add ½ oz fresh squeezed OJ
      • Add 3 dashes of orange bitters
      • Shake 
      • Pour into glass
      • Top with 2 oz of ginger beer
      • Garnish with orange piece and lemon wheel

      Non Alcoholic version

      • 1.5 oz of Lemon Simple Syrup
      • 0.5 oz of fresh Orange Juice
      • 2 oz of Ginger Beer
      • 2 oz of Club Soda

      Lemon Simple Syrup

      • 1/2 cup of Water
      • 1/2 cup of Sugar * heat on stove top until sugar has dissolved then add *
      • 1 cup of fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
      • Mix that all together and refrigerate


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