This blog gives me mixed emotions. While I’m super excited to share this delicious cherry-orange Kentucky mule with you, this is also my last recipe for my cherry-infused bourbon for a while. Sadly, I’m almost out of my cherry bourbon. Le sigh.
The good news is I’m making another batch while fresh cherries are still available, so I’ll definitely have a holiday recipe for you later. I hope you do the same. Just imagine how pretty and festive your drinks will be with that cherry-infused goodness.
But enough about that. I’m not ready to think about the fall — much less the holidays. So let’s move on.
Recipe Details: Cherry-Orange Kentucky Mule
Cherry and orange is one of my favorite fruit combinations, and I always love a good mule. Naturally, I figured bringing together a couple of my favorites would be a good idea. And it was a good idea indeed.
*Annoyingly pats herself on the back*
To prepare this delicious Kentucky mule, start by cutting the bottom of an orange, so it can sit up without rolling around, and then cut off a piece of the orange peel by moving a paring knife downward. We won’t use the peel until the very end, but I like to have it ready to go.
From there, take out your trusty cocktail shaker and pour in the cherry-infused bourbon and freshly squeezed orange juice with a few mint leaves and start muddling. If you don’t have cherry-infused bourbon, add a little cherry juice as well. Shake it all up with a handful of ice, pour into copper mugs and top with the ginger beer.
For the perfect finishing touch, take the orange peel and twist it over your drink. This releases those delicious and aromatic orange oils for an extra citrusy boost. Now sit back, sip and think about how grand life is when you have a tasty cocktail in hand.
I love a good Asian-inspired dish with mules. That spicy ginger kick makes for a perfect match. If you don’t mind, I’ll go ahead and recommend an earlier recipe from the blog to pair with this dish: crispy red chili beef. Some Korean-inspired tacos would also be delicious with this mule, and I always love tacos in the summer. Not that tacos aren’t amazing throughout the year. But there’s something about that summer that feels like taco season.
If you like good times and delicious drinks, I highly recommend you make the cherry-orange Kentucky mule ASAP. And be sure to give my other cherry bourbon drinks a whirl. If you like this cherry-orange Kentucky mule, I’m sure you’ll also adore these other cocktails.
You like cherry-bourbon cocktails, I see. These Burrata and Bubbles cocktails are also fun, delicious options.Print
Cherry and orange is one of my favorite fruit combinations, and I always love a good Kentucky mule. Bringing these together makes for one delicious drink.
2 ounces cherry-infused bourbon
1/4 cup cherry juice if not using infused bourbon
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
A few mint leaves
6 ounces ginger beer
- Using a paring knife, cut off the bottom of the fruit and use that as the base. Carefully cut off a piece of peel by moving the knife away from yourself in a downward direction. Try to cut shallowly to minimize the amount of white pith.
- Pour cherry-infused bourbon, orange juice and cherry juice if not using infused bourbon into a cocktail shaker. Add mint leaves and muddle. Throw in a handful of ice, put the cocktail shaker top on and vigorously shake for about 15 seconds.
- Pour into an ice-filled copper mug and top with ginger beer. Over the drink, squeeze and twist the orange peel to release its oils and drop into mug. Garnish with additional mint leaves and a fresh cherry if desired. Enjoy!
- Category: Cocktails
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