With Memorial Day right around the corner and with that, the unofficial beginning of summer, we wanted to make a drink that could be enjoyed on a typical summer day with friends and family.
Inspired by one of our favorite drinks, a Moscow/Kentucky Mule, this Pineapple Bourbon Mule will undoubtedly become our summer drink and we're sure, yours too!
Seeing how Memorial Day is an American holiday, we really wanted to focus on an American spirit in the drink!
Well what spirit is more American than Bourbon? Much like Mexico’s Tequila and Scotland’s Scotch, Bourbon’s name is protected by law. In order for a whiskey, which is actually the category bourbon falls under, to be called bourbon the mash must consist of at least 51 percent corn, and be aged in new charred oak barrels for at least 2 years. While many believe that bourbon must be distilled in Kentucky (Bourbon County in particular) that's not necessarily true. Bourbon does however, need to be distilled and aged in the USA to be called Bourbon.
While Bourbon, certainly one as good as Woodford's Reserve, is best served straight up or on the rocks, we wanted a cocktail that could be enjoyed at a quicker pace while allowing us to keep our wits about us and be able to maintain the celebration throughout the day. Not to mention, straight bourbon may not be as palatable to everyone. For this Pineapple Bourbon Mule, you'll need the following:
We'll be drinking this all summer long!
The best way we can describe this cocktail is if you think of a combination of a Kentucky Mule and Pineapple Rum Punch. It has a bit of citrus in it, a bit of sweetness and just the right amount of bubbles from the ginger beer.
Let us know in the comments how you liked this Pineapple Bourbon Mule.
A balanced bourbon mule with pineapple, lime, mint, ginger beer and brown sugar simple syrup. Perfect for enjoying on a hot summer day where drinking bourbon straight should be left for the late evening.
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