Irish Whiskey Mules

Sláinte! Put down the green beer and make these Irish whiskey mules this St. Paddy’s Day instead.

I don’t think I’ve shared it yet on the blog, but I recently moved all the way to Indiana from my hometown of Savannah, GA where St. Patrick’s Day is a BIG deal. We’re talking no school, and your whole family is there for the parade. This year I’m celebrating from afar with these cocktails!

PS: If you’ve seen the word before but didn’t know, sláinte is a toast that means health. Here’s what the ol’ Wikipedia has to say: “Sláinte means “health” in Irish and Scottish Gaelic. It is commonly used as a drinking toast in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.” Now you know! Let’s make drinks.

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For one drink:

  • 2 oz of your favorite Irish whiskey
  • 4-6 oz ginger beer
  • The juice of 1/2 a lime (about 1 oz)
  • Ice
  • A sprig of fresh mint

For a crowd (4 drinks):

  • 1 cup Irish whiskey
  • 2 – 3 cups ginger beer
  • The juice of 2 limes (about 4 oz)

How to make it:

Fill a glass or copper mug with ice. Pour in the whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice. Stir, then garnish with lime slices and a sprig of fresh mint.

For a crowd, mix the whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice in a pitcher, then pour into glasses filled with ice.

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Irish Whiskey Mules

Hannah
Sláinte! Put down the green beer and make these Irish whiskey mules this St. Paddy’s Day instead.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 1 drink

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 4-6 oz ginger beer to taste
  • 1 oz lime juice half of a lime
  • ice
  • lime slices
  • fresh mint sprig

Instructions
 

  • Fill a glass or copper mug with ice.
  • Pour in the whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice. Stir.
  • Garnish with lime slices and a sprig of fresh mint.
Keyword irish whiskey mules, mules, st patrick’s day, whiskey mules

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Cara Cara Kombucha Cocktails

I was at the grocery store this past weekend and saw a sign in front of the kombucha that said “try kombucha in a cocktail!” so I did that. These cocktails are made with freshly squeezed cara cara orange juice, ginger kombucha, ginger beer, lime juice, and vodka. Leave out the vodka out of this one for a mocktail.

It’s citrus season, which means lots of oranges! Cara cara oranges are seedless and have a red flesh. They are slightly sweeter in taste and less acidic than navel oranges, plus cara caras have undertones of red fruits like cherries and cranberries.

To make these cocktails, you’ll need:

  • Cara cara oranges
  • Ginger kombucha
  • Ginger beer
  • Vodka
  • Limes
  • Ice
  • A citrus reamer or juicer
  • Glasses

That’s it! This recipe is for one cocktail, but feel free to scale up and make a pitcher of them.

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Questions and Tips:

I can’t find cara caras. Can I use regular navel oranges instead of cara cara oranges?

Yep! Navel oranges also work here. Blood oranges or even grapefruit would also be nice!

Can I make this a mocktail?

Absolutely. This makes a super refreshing mocktail, sans vodka.

Where can I find ginger kombucha?

Most grocery stores often put the kombucha near the produce section. Brands that make ginger kombucha that I’m most familiar with are GT’s, Health-Ade, and Kevita.

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Cara Cara Kombucha Cocktails

Cara Cara Kombucha Cocktails

Hannah
It’s citrus season! These refreshing cocktails are made with freshly squeezed cara cara orange juice, ginger kombucha, ginger beer, lime juice, and vodka.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cara cara orange juice of, about 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup ginger kombucha
  • 1/4 cup ginger beer
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 tbsp lime juice

Instructions
 

  • Fill a glass with ice. Pour in orange juice, kombucha, ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice.
  • Stir and garnish with slices of cara cara orange or lime.

Notes

A navel orange can be used in place of a cara cara.
For a refreshingly fizzy mocktail, just leave out the vodka.
Keyword cara cara orange cocktail, kombucha cocktail, kombucha mocktail