Southern Mule

It’s late fall in much of the country, but here in our neck of the woods, winter has arrived. A warming cocktail was definitely in order.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’re aware of the massive resurgence of interest in the Moscow Mule over the last couple of years. The Southern Mule is a variation on the Mule theme, punching up the ginger beer with fruity notes. It’s a playful — and yummy — modern mix of a classic. Here’s what we made.


  • 2 oz Southern Comfort
  • 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 5 oz ginger beer

Shake the Southern Comfort, lime juice, and bitters with ice. Pour into Old Fashioned glasses filled with ice and top with ginger beer. Stir quickly and serve, garnishing with a lime wedge if desired.

The verdict: My personal verdict is we should never make this cocktail again because it is WAY TOO DRINKABLE! The SoCo’s peach flavours nicely mellowed the ginger beer’s spiky spice, making the ginger beer more drinkable for those who don’t enjoy it on its own. The drink got thumbs from everyone around the table. Refreshing but warming: perfect for a grey, snowy evening. Bottoms up!

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