The Moscow Mule has made a momentous comeback in the past three years or so. What's the attraction? Is it the cool copper mugs or is it the refreshing taste of ginger? I vote for the ginger (although the mugs are pretty cool).
In my view the vibrant and peppery nature of ginger overwhelms the spirit in the classic drink. I wanted a twist on the classic that co-featured Whiskey along with the ginger. When you utilize Irish Whiskey made at the Cork Midleton Distillery (or Dingle & West Cork) in the heart of Munster you are enjoying a Munster Mule. The addition of Calvados rounds out the flavors and acts as a bridge between the Whiskey and the peppery ginger beer. The Calvados also adds another layer of complexity.
Enjoy in moderation.
2 oz. Irish Blended Whiskey
3/4 oz. limejuice
3/4 oz. Calvados
splash of simple syrup (optional - I omit this)
4 oz. Ginger beer
This refreshing cocktail is welcomed any time of the year. Enjoy this in March and sip it in the hot summer months as well.
Shake first four ingredients then add ginger beer to shaker after shaking before straining on to fresh ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
My version of the so called Irish Mule includes the addition of Calvados that brings the simple (but delicious) combo of Irish Whiskey, ginger beer, and lime to a whole new level.
Source: Sean Ludford, BevX