Irish Moscow Mule Recipe

Susannah Brinkley Henry | Feast + West

St. Patrick’s Day just isn’t complete without this Irish Mule recipe. Ginger beer, Irish whiskey and lime juice make a perfect pairing. Sláinte!

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and one thing is clear: You will need a cocktail to celebrate.

Irish Mule Photo

However, you will not find me out and about on St. Patrick’s Day.

I am not crazy about having a drink with everyone and their brother and best friend who is out on a bar crawl. That is so not my scene!

Green might be my favorite color, but I sure don’t want to be pinched by strangers just because I’m not wearing it!

Irish Mule Picture

Instead, I’d rather have a few friends over for a movie or game night. The Boondock Saints, anyone?

Making an Irish-themed drink menu is a surefire way to enjoy the holiday. You could whip up a Chocolate Guinness Float for dessert, or get out the Irish whiskey.

Irish Mule Image

What is Irish whiskey?

Irish whiskey is whiskey that’s made on the island of Ireland. That includes both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

To be considered Irish whiskey, the mash must include malted barley and may include unmalted cereal grains as well.

These combinations can result in four types of Irish whiskey: malt, pot still, grain and blended.

Some popular brands are Jameson, Bushmills and Tullamore D.E.W.

Irish Mule Pic

Irish whiskey is wonderful to sip neat or on the rocks, but it is a great cocktail ingredient as well.

I love it in this Irish mint julep recipe but I love it even more in the Irish mule.

What is a mule cocktail?

Mule cocktails are always made with lime juice and ginger beer, but they can be made with various spirits.

It’s a versatile drink that anyone can love!

Different spirits actually give each mule a different name!

The Moscow mule is the most well-known, made with vodka. A dark & stormy is made with rum. The yule mule is a holiday version made with cranberries and rosemary.

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What is an Irish mule?

An Irish mule is a type of mule cocktail made with Irish whiskey.

It’s refreshing and delicious, and would be so perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at home.

If you’re celebrating at home this year, give this recipe a try!


Irish Moscow Mule Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 2 ounces Irish Whiskey, such as Jameson
  • 3/4 ounce Lime Juice, (1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 3-4 ounces Ginger Beer
  • Lime Wedge, or Lime Wheel, for garnish


  1. Fill a copper mule mug with crushed ice.
  2. Top with Irish whiskey, lime juice and ginger beer.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.


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Author: Susannah Brinkley Henry
Recipe Yields: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 192

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 12g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Susannah Brinkley Henry

About Susannah

Susannah is known for her delectable recipes on her blog Feast + West. Here at Food Fanatic, she's sharing her favorite homemade cocktails.

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