Irish mule – whiskey based version of the moscow mule

Irish Mule – Whiskey based version of the Moscow Mule

The Irish Mule is a refreshing cocktail mixed with whiskey instead of vodka. If you like whiskey, you’re going to love this drink. 

The origin of the Irish Mule

The Irish Mule is a whiskey-based version of the Moscow Mule, a classic cocktail invented in the 1940s and made with vodka. The Moscow Mule, like the Irish Mule, is part of the Bucks cocktail family, which includes drinks made from ginger beer or ale, citrus juices, and spirits. The Moscow Mule is so popular that the International Bartender Association’s listed it as one of the official IBA cocktails.

Irish Mule

Irish mule recipe
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Preparation time: 2 minutes
Mixing time: 3 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Category: Bitters, Highball, Mule
Origin: Irish
Keywords: Ginger Ale, Ice cubes, Irish whiskey, Lime syrup, Lime wedges
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Leon Zeschke


  • 2 cl Irish whiskey
  • 1 cl lime syrup
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 20 cl ginger ale
  • 3 ice cubes


  • Pour the ice and lime wedges into a small, wide glass or modern copper mug.
  • Pour lime syrup on top and stir.
  • Then fill the glass up with whiskey and ginger ale.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Proof: 3.5% vol
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Tips for preparing the Irish Mule

For a nice garnish, you can use lime and mint leaves.

Frequently Asked

What does mule mean in cocktails?

It stands for cocktails that consist of primary ingredients like ginger beer or ginger ale, lemon juice, and a spirit. Since this applies to the Irish Mule, the name of the cocktail is fitting.

Why is Irish Mule served in a copper mug?

All mules are served in a copper mug because they keep the drink cool for a long time. The copper has no influence on the flavor of the cocktail.

What are some mule variations?

The most famous is definitely the Moscow Mule, but there are many different versions of the cocktail. In addition to the Irish mule, there is also the Munich, the Mexican, and the Virgin mule.

Über Leon Zeschke | Avatar of leon zeschkeLeon is a food blogger, nutritionist, and passionate cocktail nerd. He loves trying out new cocktails and sharing his creations. Jonas is also one of the founders and part of the editorial team of
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