The Irish Mule; Master This St. Paddy’s Day Classic
As Stubborn as a Mule
St. Patrick’s Day weather, depending on ones region, can typically be regarded as something between winter and spring. Again, depending on regional nuances, St. Paddy’s Day might be a little bit more winter or more akin to spring. But this liminal weather can make for a bit of a switching up of your liquor of choice.
It can also mean one can opt for more spring-time herbs, spices, and accouterments to really elevate their cocktail game. So, in honor of the Patron saint of the Emerald Isle, we would like to give you a classic recipe, one bearing some herbaceous greens to fit the St. Pat’s theme. Keep reading to discover some new takes on this old classic; the Irish Mule.
Though Guinness is Iconic...
Irish whiskey should not be left out in the cold, especially on St. Paddy’s Day of all days. Now, we here at Pressice Barware have nothing against great, robust, Irish stouts like Guinness, Beamish, or Murphy’s but we also believe that quaffing exceptional Irish whiskey is an ideal way to display your Irish heritage, whether you’re Irish or not. Hence why the Irish Mule is a superb cocktail to prepare for this special occasion and to usher in some nicer weather, too.
Plus, there's no better way to elevate your cocktail game than to incorporate a perfect ice sphere. So sip away on this delicious cup full of gold.
What You Will Need:
- Pressice Barware Ice Ball Press Kit
- Pressice Barware Silicone Ice Cube Mold
- Pressice Barware Tongs
- Copper Cup or your Pressice Barware Old Fashioned Glass
- Lime Juice
- Fresh Lime
- Mint Sprig
- Clover Sprig (Optional) - A quick note on the clover, this common herb tastes lemony, possesses some vitamin C, and furthermore, fits the theme of the day perfectly. So feel free to gather and wash off some clover from the garden.
- Ginger Beer
- Irish Whiskey of your choice
How to Make The Irish Mule
• What truly makes this cocktail is the ice. And in this case a perfect ice sphere infused with all the fixins. First, slice your lime and place the pieces in your Pressice Barware silicone ice cube mold. Cut and add your mint sprig and clover sprig (optional).
• Fill the mold with water and place it in the freezer. When your cube is ready, it will contain your lime, mint, and clover inside of it.
• Due to the material properties, Ice Presses work best when at room temperature or warmer. Run your Pressice Barware ice press kit under warm water for about 30 seconds before use for optimal performance.
• Place your lime and mint ice cube between the Ice Press Halves. Sit back and watch your Ice Ball Press sculpt a perfect 2.5” ice sphere infused with lime and mint in less than a minute.
• Now, use your tongs to place the ice sphere in your copper cup or Old Fashioned glass.
• Next, add 2 ounces of your chosen Irish whiskey, 1 ounce of lime juice, and top it all off with ginger beer.
• Garnish with the remaining slices of lime and your mint/ clover sprigs.
Finally, enjoy this classic, and truly exceptional cocktail. Don’t forget to don some green while you sip your herby and delicious drink.
The Irish Mule; Stubborn but Good
This cocktail makes for exquisite outdoor drinking, especially if the weather that day is more on the spring side than the winter side. Enjoy this cocktail along with some brunch, or as a warm-up drink before dinner. This beverage is certain to be a hit if you plan on having a small gathering at your home bar, especially if you put the clover in the ice spheres. Who knows, you may find a four-leafed clover in your cocktail, wouldn’t that just be the luck of the Irish.
Interested in seeing how an Ice Ball Press works? Check out our video below!