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Two rosemary Kentucky mules with a copper bar spoon to the left and a box of white flowers in the background.

Rosemary Kentucky Mule

Let’s give a beloved bourbon cocktail a simple yet gourmet upgrade with this rosemary Kentucky mule! Featuring a fresh rosemary simple syrup, tart lime juice and spicy ginger beer for a bubbly kick, this bourbon mule shows off a complex depth of flavors for one tasty drink, but you’ll be surprised how easy it is to prepare. Get ready to fall in love with your new favorite Kentucky mule.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 270kcal


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Bar spoon
  • Citrus juicer


Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • Several fresh rosemary sprigs

Rosemary Kentucky Mule

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce rosemary simple syrup
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 6 ounces ginger beer
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish, optional


Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, add the water, white sugar and rosemary sprigs. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to help dissolve the sugar.
  • Turn off the heat once the mixture boils and the sugar dissolves. Allow the mixture to steep for at least 10 minutes. Strain and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to several weeks. 

For Rosemary Kentucky Mule

  • Add a handful of ice, bourbon, rosemary simple syrup and lime juice to a copper mug. Stir to chill well. 
  • Top with ginger beer. Gently stir to combine. Garnish with a rosemary sprig if desired. Enjoy! 



  • For full tips, please see blog post.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g