A Kentucky Mule is the perfect summer drink with aromatic mint and a kick of spice from ginger beer. Beyond refreshing!
Bold Drinks = Men Magnets
Last month was my birthday, which is usually a big to-do for me. But this year it was pretty low key. To be honest I didn’t even remember it was the big day until my bestie wished me a happy birthday. Sad right, I know.
Needless to say, I didn’t have much planned but she and I eventually made it out to a really nice rooftop bar in the Lower Greenville area of Dallas called HG Supply Co. The environment is vibrant and busting with young professionals. The icing on the cake is its picturesque backdrop of the downtown Dallas skyline.
In the midst of a very crowded space we were able to find two seats together at the bar and we just knew that was a sign for a good night to come. Ummmmm, so we thought. Instead we were bombarded by two jokers who made their way into our conversation by complementing our bold beverages. Somehow they ended up completely monopolizing our conversation and ruining our good time.
What first seemed like a last ditch effort to get our numbers ended up with one of the guys eating all our appetizers (without asking mind you), the two of them arguing with each other over who runs their company (nonsense), followed by the hot tempered app-stealer storming out the bar and the other crying to us about his fight with his girlfriend’s family. Like literally crying.
I really don’t know how we ended up becoming relationship therapists on my birthday night out. How do you go from flirting with two hotties (that’s us) to asking for advice to impress your girlfriend’s family? And can you believe the crying guy still asked for my number? I was dead on contact. I’m pretty certain that the internet and social media is to blame for all the whack “come on” game these days.
Nevertheless, “group nights in” are becoming more and more attractive. I love a good Kentucky Mule at the bar but I may only order this bold beverage at home to keep the flies away, if you know what I mean. If you are not much of a whisky drinker but want to give it a try, this is a great transitional drink. The mint in the recipe makes it bright and refreshing while the ginger beer adds a nice spicy kick at the end. I absolutely love this drink during the summer. Plus it is fun to make (if you watch the video you will know why). LOL. So give it a try and remember to tag @MeikoAndTheDish on all social media when you share it.
The interesting contrasts between bright and spicy flavors from muddled mint and ginger beer make this refreshingly aromatic beverage a summer hit.
- 2 OZ. bourbon
- ½ OZ fresh lime juice
- 4-6 OZ chilled ginger beer
- 2 mint sprigs plus extra for garnish
- Crush ice (by whatever means you find necessary, lol).
- Add lime juice to a short glass or moscow mule cut along with 2 mint sprigs and muddle.
- Add in ice, bourbon and ginger beer and stir. Garnish with extra mint sprigs.