In honor of the Kentucky Derby this weekend, I bring you my recent drink of choice! This twist on a classic calls for bourbon instead of the vodka used in a traditional “Moscow Mule,” (hence ‘Kentucky’ instead of ‘Moscow’). It has quickly become one of my all-time favorite cocktails! Bourbon and ginger beer mix so perfectly to create a surprisingly light & refreshing, slightly (but not too) sweet drink.
Step 1: Add 2 oz. Bourbon to ice.
Step 2: Add approximately 6 oz. (or half a bottle) of Ginger Beer. My ginger beer of choice is Cock’n Bull Diet. Not only does it have zero calories, Cock’n Bull actually created the recipe for the original Moscow Mule so there’s some cool history there, which I love.
Step 3: Squeeze in half a lime, stir, use the other half of your lime to make a nice garnish & enjoy!