There’s a secret to creating the BEST mule cocktail you’ve ever had. I learned about it from the Soho House and once you make it with this, you will know why!! A mule should be full of strong ginger and spice flavor, which sometimes ginger beer can’t do alone! Making the mule with a strong ginger simple syrup is key and to make the ginger syrup really strong you have to use ginger juice instead of water! It’s honestly so good. I can tell every time I go to a restaurant if they use ginger beer or ginger syrup! It makes that much of a difference! For this Pear Irish Mule we used pear puree and whiskey, which totally compliment the ginger! I actually love whiskey in a Mule… if you haven’t had it, try it!!
And to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, we’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers who are sharing festive and fun drinks for Saint Patrick’s Day entertaining!! Click on each photo to take you to the recipe!! CHEERS!
Pear Irish Mule
3 ounces Irish Whiskey
1 1/2 ounces ginger simple syrup (recipe below)
Juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed
1 tablespoon pear puree
Splash of club soda or ginger beer for bubbles
Stir all of the ingredients together in a copper mug. Top with a lot of ice and garnish with pear, mint and lime.
Ginger Simple Syrup
3/4 cup ginger juice
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup chopped fresh ginger
Bring the ingredients to a soft boil over medium heat. Once the sugar is melted, let the syrup simmer for 15 minutes on low. Remove from the stove and let it cool to room temperature before straining and removing the chunks of ginger!
1 very ripe pear
juice of a 1/2 lime
Puree in a food processor until smooth and more of a liquid texture.