Irish Whiskey Mules

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

I’m not sure I’ve shared it on my blog, but I recently moved all the way to Indiana from my hometown of Savannah, GA. St. Patrick’s Day is especially making me miss it, but that’s okay. Cheers to new adventures!

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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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 4-6 oz ginger beer, to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime (about 1 oz)
  • For serving: ice, lime slices, fresh mint sprig (optional)

Instructions:

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


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! Cara cara oranges are seedless and have a red flesh. They are supposedly sweeter in taste and less acidic than navel oranges, plus cara caras have undertones of red fruits like cherries and cranberries.

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Ingredients:

  • The juice from 1 cara cara orange (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup ginger kombucha
  • 1/4 cup ginger beer
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 tbsp lime juice

Instructions:

  1. Makes one cocktail.
  2. Add ice to a glass, then all other ingredients. Stir and garnish with slices of cara cara orange or lime.