Today is Veterans Day in the United States, a day for all Americans to salute and support our Veterans. I am an celebrating this Veterans Day with a refreshing Military Mule. I came up with a name for this cocktail a few months ago when I bartended an event for a United States Veteran. I like to come up with names for my signature cocktails because it makes bartending fun and festive.
There are different variations of the “Mule” cocktail. There is the Moscow Mule, Irish Mule, Kentucky Mule and the list goes on. You can add any liquor you like but what makes it a “mule” is the Ginger Beer. The Military Mule I created is a Kamikaze Cocktail (Vodka, Triple Sec and Lime Juice) topped with Ginger Beer. The Kamikaze shot I chose for obvious military reference reasons and I added the ginger beer because ginger beer makes everything taste better .
2 oz Vodka
1 oz. Triple Sec
Juice from a half lime
Pour Vodka, Triple Sec and Lime Juice into a cocktail shaker.
Pour mix serve over ice
Add Ginger Beer