Bourbon Mule

Mules are traditionally served in a copper mug, a handsome vessel that keeps them delightfully frigid. Ginger beer, also used to make Dark 'n' Stormy cocktails, tends to be spicier than ginger ale. 

Bourbon Mule Recipe in several copper mugs with mint leaves
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 ½ ounces bourbon

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • Ice cubes

  • ½ cup light ginger beer, such as Fever-Tree Naturally Light

  • 1 fresh mint sprig

  • 1 lime slice


  1. Combine bourbon and lime juice in a copper mug (or highball glass). Fill the cup with ice. Add ginger beer; stir gently to combine. Garnish with mint sprig and lime slice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

148 Calories
14g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Calcium 2mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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