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The Green Mule or Banner’s Mule

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a green mule with mint, orange and flower garnish
The Green Mule or Banner’s Mule

Sometimes I crave a color or a look in a cocktail and today’s Green Mule fits the bill as I’ve been wanting a bright green cocktail lately. Once again, I’m using a clear glass for the drink so you can see this vibrant green color, but if you prefer your mules in a copper mug, have at it!

When I build a cocktail by color I’m not neglecting flavors, rather I’m building with a different set of requirements. It still has be taste amazing, I’m just going for a particular look. In this case, it turned out far greener than I had hoped by using mango juice and a tiny bit of orange curacao.

As you can see, it turned out neon green, even with the addition of 100 proof bourbon to make this Kentucky Mule. So let’s talk flavors.

a green mule with mint, orange and flower garnish
The Green Mule or Banner’s Mule

Since I was heading for a bright green color, I wanted to start with curacao and mango juice because together they’re a fabulous flavor combination – the orange and mango together – and they amped up the color nicely. Given the mango and sweet curacao, I built in a little sourness with some lime juice and topped that with bourbon in the glass. As always, a pour of ginger beer on top made the drink a true mule.

For garnish, I stuck with mint as I love that flavor with mango and it always matches well with lime. A fresh flower from the front garden gave the cocktail a contrasting color and a little height in the glass. I did use Fever Tree ginger beer as it has a slight yellow tinge and it’s a fantastic ginger beer for cocktails.

a green mule with mint, orange and flower garnish
The Green Mule or Banner’s Mule

If you’re craving another green cocktail, check out my That’s No Moon Lavender Highball.

a green mule with mint, orange and flower garnish

The Green Mule or Banner’s Mule

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Mango and orange play nice with bourbon to create this fruity variation on a Kentucky Mule. Rather than use a simple syrup, you’ll use the sweetness from curacao and mango juice to contrast the lime juice and tame some of the burn from the bourbon and ginger beer.
5 from 1 vote
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz 100 proof bourbon
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz mango nectar
  • ½ oz blue curacao
  • 2 to 4 ounces ginger beer
  • Garnish: fresh mint and fresh flowers fresh flowers

Instructions
 

  • Combine bourbon, lime juice, mango nectar and curacao in a large rocks glass or mule mug. Stir to combine and add ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh mint and a fresh flower or two.
Keyword blood orange, bourbon, bourbon cocktail, chili lime, ginger beer, mule
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By on July 16th, 2020
Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktail

About Heather Wibbels

Heather Wibbels is a whiskey enthusiast (Executive Bourbon Steward, no less) with a passion for cocktails. She loves researching and designing cocktails, drinking cocktails, and teaching cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location

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