The beer cocktail you need to try

Let’s face it, sometimes a great cocktail is a nice break from drinking beer. I love a local pint like my own unborn child, but it’s nice to mix things up from time to time.

A couple of weeks ago I remembered a drink I’d tried last summer at Alta Bistro in Whistler Village, and decided to recreate it. It combines bourbon and ginger beer into a something I can only describe as HOLY SH**… I think that’s the liquor talking. Anyways, here’s how to make what has been dubbed the Kentucky Mule, which is a variation on the popular Moscow Mule.

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Serves 1:

  • 1.5 oz. bourbon (or 2 if you like it stronger)

  • fresh squeezed lime juice

  • a couple of fresh mint leaves

  • top with ginger beer

I chose Wild Turkey bourbon because its delicious and reasonably priced, and Hollows & Fentimans All Natural Alcoholic Ginger Beer. This was by far the best ginger beer I’ve tried to date. Where many ginger beers come off too sweet and overpowering, this has a fresh, balanced ginger taste.

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Another option is Crabbies Original, which is good but definitely on the sweeter side, or Phillips Brewing’s Ginger Beer if you’re looking for a tasty local option.


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