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.

Military Mule

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

Ginger Beer


Pour Vodka, Triple Sec and Lime Juice  into a cocktail shaker.

Shake well

Pour mix serve over ice

Add Ginger Beer