You will love this Tennessee Mule Recipe! It’s is a delicious twist on a classic mule cocktail. This 3-ingredient cocktail recipe is made with Tennessee Whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice, this drink has a refreshing, one of a kind flavor.
Everyone loves popular cocktails like Moscow Mules. Frosty copper pots served on a warm day, with a fresh mint sprig, make for a refreshing cocktail. A yummy mule family drink made with whiskey, is going to be one of your favorite whisky cocktail recipes.
What is a Tennessee Mule
A Tennessee Mule is a very simple cocktail to make. It’s basically a Moscow Mule, but is altered by replacing the Vodka with whiskey. Although any whiskey can technically be used, it’s called a Tennessee Mule after the Tennessee Whiskeys.
Types of Tennessee Whiskey
There are many types of whiskeys made in Tennessee, that are recommended for this cocktail. One type of whiskey I use is Jack Daniels Old No. 7. Although George Dickel, or Rollins Tennessee Whiskey, are also great whiskeys to use for this drink.
I find that Jack Daniel’s is usually more easily accessible in grocery stores. It is charcoal mellowed, and has a very oaky flavor, which when paired with the ginger beer and lime juice, has just the right country twang for a mixed drink.
When making a whiskey recipe, it’s your flavor and brand preference that matters. You don’t need an expensive whiskey.
- Tennessee whiskey
- Ginger Beer
- Fresh Lime Juice
Garnish: lime, cut into wedges, or a sprig of mint leaves for garnish
If you want a unique flavorful drink, or you are a whiskey connoisseur, feel free to try other whiskey flavors. You can also use lemon juice instead of fresh squeezed lime juice.
How to Make a Tennessee Mule Cocktail
Fill Moscow Mule mug, highball glass, or cocktail glass with ice.
Add the whiskey and the ginger beer to the mug.
Top drink off with the lime juice, then stir ingredients together.
Garnish with fresh lime wedge or fresh mint leaves and serve.
- If serving this cocktail on ice, to avoid a watery drink, I suggest larger cubed ice because smaller cubes or crushed ice.
- You can add an extra splash of whiskey for a stronger drink, or an extra squeeze of lime juice or ginger beer to change the flavors of this Tennessee Mule.
- This recipe is for one drink. When making two drinks at a time, double the recipe and use a cocktail shaker with ice for easy mixing.
- For a fruity cocktail flavor, add a splash of cherry juice. Or for a cranberry cocktail, add a splash of cranberry juice.
What Garnish Goes well with this Cocktail?
I like to keep garnishes simple, so I garnish with lime wedge. You can also use an orange slice, or top the drink with a cherry, raspberries, or even a mint sprig. For a spicier ginger flavor, you can also garnish with a piece of candied ginger.
How can I make a Tennessee Mule Mocktail?
Luckily, there are great non-alcoholic whiskey options. Jack’s Tennessee Non-alcoholic whiskey is our first choice, keeping it in Tennessee. Just substitute the alcohol ingredients, and make the recipe as written. You can also use flavored sparkling water for a more refreshing bubbly drink.
Is Ginger Beer the same as Ginger Ale?
Ginger Beer is very different from Ginger Ale. While Ginger beer is a combination of ginger, sugar and water, ginger ale is ginger, sugar, and flavored syrup, along with carbonation for a similar soda taste. If you swap these for this recipe, the flavor of the drink with be different! There is also a spicy ginger beer on the market if you want an even more flavorful drink.
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*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you’re using with each recipe.