Today’s cocktail is a lovely little three-ingredient number that is simple to make, and tastes fantastic. This is a thirst quenching cocktail and I suppose you could even say that it can be a bit dangerous. It’s one of those where you taste no alcohol– you’ve been warned. The rye melds into the sea of ginger beer and lime, giving it the flavor of a crafted soda rather than an alcoholic beverage. The lime offers a refreshing zing, while the ginger beer lends a subtle “bite”. We happen to love this drink, and are so thankful to a certain friend from my husband’s hometown for introducing it to us (you know who you are D.S.).
I suppose I should note that you certainly don’t need to use a high-end rye for this drink. In fact, it’s almost silly to do so. The one I used was all we had in the house, but normally we use Bulleit Rye. It works just fine, and is reasonably priced. You may have noticed that I didn’t photograph the ginger beer. My favorite brand is not very photogenic (it comes in a silver can), but I’ll tell it to you anyway. I like “Gosling’s” ginger beer– it has a nice/strong ginger flavor, but more importantly– it’s really carbonated! There are so many lovely bottles of ginger beer available nowadays, but I find that many of them really lack carbonation. So, I’ll be sticking to Gosling’s…in the ugly can. Unless any of you have a good recommendation? It’s almost the weekend, friends. Cheers to you!
The Recipe: Rye Mule
2 ounces Rye
4 ounces ginger beer
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Fill a high-ball cocktail glass with ice. Add the rye, ginger beer, and lime juice. Mix with a stirring stick. Drink. 🙂
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