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Irish Mule

An Irish variation of a classic cocktailil

A classic drink that has become more well-known recently is the Irish Mule. This drink is a variation on the Moscow Mule, which is a vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice concoction. Irish whiskey is used in lieu of vodka in the Irish Mule, giving it a distinctive flavor and personality.

Boozy Refreshing Irish Mule Cocktail
Boozy Refreshing Irish Mule Cocktail with Whiskey and ginger Beer

The Irish Mule is a delightfully light cocktail that goes well with anything. With a spicy kick from the ginger beer, it tastes smooth and faintly sweet.

The lime juice gives the beverage a hint of tanginess that counteracts the richness of the whiskey and ginger beer.

Each sip of the beverage becomes cooler and more energizing thanks to its customary serving vessel, a copper mug.

How to Make an Irish Mule

Boozy Refreshing Irish Mule Cocktail

Irish Mule Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The Irish Mule is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Especially around St. Patrick's Day


  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge, for garnish


  1. Fill a copper mug or highball glass with ice.
  2. Add the Irish whiskey and fresh lime juice to the glass.
  3. Top off the glass with ginger beer.
  4. Stir gently to mix the ingredients together.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge.
  6. Enjoy your Irish Mule!

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The Irish Mule’s history is unknown, but it is thought to have started in the United States around the middle of the 20th century. Since then, the cocktail has gained popularity at bars and eateries all over the globe, where it is enjoyed by both whiskey and cocktail fans.

The Irish Mule is best served over ice and topped with a lime slice to maximize enjoyment. The beverage goes well with hearty Irish meals like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and fish and chips as well as refreshing aperitifs. The Irish Mule is a delicious and adaptable drink that will dazzle on any occasion.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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