Irish Mule (Whiskey Mule)

Two Irish mules garnished with mint.

Introducing the crisp Irish Mule recipe – an Irish twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Whisky is swapped in for the vodka to create a bubbly, slightly spicy and vibrant whiskey mule recipe. It’s as delicious as our Mexican Mule and Strawberry Mule.

This Moscow Mule with whiskey has only 4 ingredients: Irish whiskey, ginger beer, lime juice and mint.

Irish Mules pair perfectly with many popular Saint Patrick’s Day recipes, including our collection of Corned Beef Recipes and even our popular Irish Breakfast Shot!

Irish Mule Drink

An Irish Mule is a Moscow mule with Irish whiskey instead of vodka. Irish Mules are a bit more flavorful that the original, thanks to the addition of whiskey vs vodka, which has a neutral flavor.

Jameson Mule

What makes this drink an “Irish” drink? It’s the Irish whisky, of course. It doesn’t actually hail from Ireland.

Popular Irish whiskey options include: Jameson Whiskey, Tullamore Dew, Bushmills, Proper No. Twelve, and Paddy’s.

Whiskey Mule

While Irish whiskey is what makes it an Irish Mule, but you can certainly use whatever whiskey you have on hand. It will make it a Whisky Mule instead. Same great taste.

Jameson Ginger and Lime

Only a few simple ingredients are required to make this whiskey mule recipe.

Whiskey – You can’t have an Irish themed cocktail recipe without Irish whiskey, but any whiskey will do.

Ginger Beer – Try the different brands to see which one you like best as they all differ in flavor.

Lime Juice – Skip the bottled lime juice and go straight to the produce aisle. Fresh lime juice makes a huge difference to the final flavor, so don’t overlook this ingredient.

Mint – While not 100% mandatory, it adds a ton of flavor so we recommend including it.

Product shot of Bundaberg Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer

There are quite a few brands of ginger beer to choose from. We discuss them at length in our Mexican Mule post, so head over there if you’d like a recap.

Q Ginger Beer is our favorite since it has maximum carbonation and spice. Bundaberg and Fever-Tree are two other popular options.

Moscow Mule Mugs

An Old Fashioned Moscow Mule is typically served in copper mugs when ordered at a bar or restaurant. The copper keeps Moscow Mule recipes ice cold as intended. We bought this set on Amazon and love it.

If you don’t have copper mugs, a highball glass is a great option.

Product shot of moscow mule copper mugs

When To Serve

There’s no bad time to enjoy an iced cold Irish Mule:

Saint Patrick’s Day
Friday Funday
Sunday Brunch
Pool Parties
Birthday Bashes
Bachelorette Party
Graduation Party


  • Do not replace the ginger beer with ginger ale. They are two different beverages.
  • Chill the ginger beer prior to using to ensure an icy cold beverage.
  • Garnish ideas: lime wheel and more fresh mint.
  • Mix up a batch and read up on our Best Cut of Corned Beef and How To Cook Corned Beef guides!

Two Whiskey mules garnished with mint and lime.


Here’s how to mix up this Irish Mule drink, if you’re looking for an extra bump of flavor.

Spicy – muddle some jalapeños in the bottom of the mug, before adding the ice, to add some heat.

Party Punch – Scale up this whiskey mule and make a “party punch”. Add the whiskey and lime juice to a large pitcher and stir. When ready to serve, add the muddled mint and ginger beer. As ginger beer is carbonated it will go flat if add too far in advance.

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Two Irish mules garnished with mint.

Irish Mule (Whiskey Mule)

Introducing the crisp Irish Mule recipe – an Irish twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Whisky is swapped in for the vodka to create a bubbly, slightly spicy and vibrant whiskey mule recipe. It's as delicious as our Mexican Mule and other Moscow Mule recipes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $3.00


  • 6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves ((*Note 1))
  • 2 oz Irish Whiskey ((*Note 2))
  • ½ oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 5-6 oz Ginger Beer
  • Garnish: Lime Wedge and Mint Leaves


  • Add the mint leaves and lime juice to a copper mug, or highball glass, and lightly muddle.
  • Fill the mug 1/2 way with ice and add the Irish Whiskey. Gently stir to combine.
  • Add the ginger beer and gently stir to combine. Add extra ice, if needed to fill the mug.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and mint leaves. Enjoy!


Note 1 – If mint isn’t your thing, feel free to omit. 
Note 2 – It doesn’t have to be Irish whiskey. Just use what you already have – make it a Whiskey mule instead!
Nutritional information is just an estimate and not exact. 


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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