There’s no easier happy hour cocktail than a mule. Three ingredients and no special tools required! Which also means it’s super easy - and fun - to create variations on this classic drink.
Apple Mules are delicious any time of year thanks to apple vodka. Ginger and apple are a delicious pairing, with the lime keeping the sweetness in check.
Mule drinks are traditionally served in a copper mug. Don’t have one? No problem. A rocks glass or old fashioned glass will work great.
Makes 1 cocktail.
2 oz apple vodka
4 oz ginger beer
¼ of a fresh lime
Fill a glass with ice.
Top with apple vodka.
Squeeze ¼ of a lime over the vodka. Add the lime wedge into the glass if desired.
Top with 4 oz ginger beer.
Give your cocktail a gentle stir.
Garnish with thin slices of apple and/or lime.
Tips on Apple Mules
- If you can’t find apple vodka, make some! Place a cored, chopped apple in a pint mason jar and fill the jar with vodka. Let it sit in a cool, dry place (like your pantry) for 7-14 days, depending on the strength of apple flavor you’d like. Strain the apples out of the vodka and enjoy your homemade apple vodka!
- Ginger beer is non alcoholic (like root beer!), and different from ginger ale.
- Fresh lime is a must in this drink. There’s only 3 ingredients, so fresh juice makes a big difference.
Happy Hour Snack Pairing
Enjoy your apple mules with some salty, crunchy homemade potato chips.