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Two Irish mule cocktails on a cream-colored clothe with limes to the side and a bottle of Jameson behind them.

Irish Mule

Let's get lucky with this festive Irish mule! Made with fresh mint, lime juice, Irish whiskey and spicy ginger beer, this mule cocktail recipe makes for one crowd-pleasing, refreshing sipper. It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any casual evening on the patio when you need a cooling drink. Sláinte!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 215kcal


  • Muddler
  • Cocktail stirring spoon
  • Jigger or small measuring cup
  • Citrus juicer


  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice about ½ lime
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • Ice
  • 6 ounces ginger beer chilled
  • Fresh mint sprig for garnish


  • Add mint leaves and lime juice to a copper mug. Lightly muddle the mint leaves to release their oil. A few twists should do.
  • Pour in the Irish whiskey with a handful of ice. Stir to chill the whiskey and lime juice.
  • Add the ginger beer and lightly stir to combine. If needed, add more ice.
  • Place a fresh sprig of mint in the palm of your hand and quickly clap your other hand on top. This releases the fragrance. Garnish the drink with the mint. Enjoy!



  • Pick limes that feel plump with some give when you press into them. If they’re hard as a rock, that’s a sign they’re dried out.
  • Before juicing the lime, firmly roll it on the countertop under the palm of your hand. This helps release the juices.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg