This Irish Mule combines Irish whiskey, ginger ale and lime for a fun twist on the classic Russian cocktail. Serve it in copper mugs to keep it icy cold! Thank you Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Pernod Ricard for sponsoring this post.
Is it just me or is summer just one big 4-month-long reason to celebrate? This summer has been flying by and I feel like we’ve been savoring every moment.
Nick has been gone for the last month, doing some training for work out in the middle of the ocean. Lucky for me, I was bouncing around the country on several different trips during the month he was away, so it went by pretty quickly. Now that he’s home, he’s all about enjoying what’s left of summer on dry land!
To celebrate summer and catch up with friends, we love having mini dinner parties. Any night can be special with good friends, fresh flavorful food and some easy cocktails. Sunday Funday, Thirsty Thursday, Poolside Party? It’s summer– just celebrate.
Last summer, the Moscow Mule cocktail was all the rage. We definitely got on that bandwagon and rode it hard. It’s such a tasty and refreshing summer drink.
This summer, it was time for something new. Since Nick is a whiskey guy, I thought it would be fun to swap out the vodka for whiskey and try out an Irish Mule! It’s a simple drink that only requires 3 ingredients, so it’s quick and easy to make. For our Irish Mules we used Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Canada Dry® ginger ale and fresh lime juice.
We had a couple friends over last week to celebrate Nick’s return and test out our Irish Mules. I made these yummy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa. This is a recipe I make all the time because it’s so easy but delicious. I really need to update the photos on that old post!! They may not be very Irish, but they were perfect for a group and are an easy, light summer meal. We dined al fresco and enjoyed the sunset as we ate.
Fun cocktails really make a party and I loved how easy this one was to put together. Everyone had a great time sipping and eating. It was the perfect way to spend a summer evening.
What are your favorite ways to celebrate summer? Eating outside just seems to make me so happy! I wish we had a pool to sit by, but maybe some day. For now I’ll take the warm weather and cool breezes.
- 2 oz Irish whiskey
- ½ oz fresh lime juice
- ~3/4 cup ginger ale
- Fill a glass (or copper mug!) with ice.
- Add whiskey and lime juice and stir.
- Top with ginger ale.
- Serve with a lime wedge!
What are you celebrating this summer? What’s your favorite summer cocktail?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DPSG Green Bottle at Safeway/Albertsons. The opinions and text are all mine.