How to Make a Rye Mule (Rye & Ginger Beer)

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Rye Mule in sweet pheasant cocktail glasses garnish with a slice of lime
Rye Mule

As a huge fan of rye and whisky, I always tend to gravitate towards drinks based on either of them (or Bourbon actually) and this is one of those excellent drinks.

On a recent trip, Karlynn picked me up this beautiful rye from Park Distillery in Banff. What makes it so good? It’s completely clear when you get it, absolutely no tint whatsoever (which is kind of cool). The distillery also sells smoked wood infuser sticks (don’t quote me on the name) which you put into the bottle in order to let the flavor seep into the rye (you can see it in the bottle in the pic above).  In a week or so, you have a very smooth, deliciously smokey rye.

For those who want to get their hands on this great Rye, here’s a graphic I grabbed from their site with more info (click the pic to head to their website and learn about their other products and how to get them as well):

How to Make a Rye Mule
Park brand glacier rye details

Let me just explain something to you… I don’t normally drink rye on the rocks but this stuff.. my goodness, it is one of the smoothest drinking ones I’ve had. It’s almost cruel mixing it with something else but for the greater good, I chose to do so for this recipe.

So enough of me ranting about how good this is, let’s get on with the recipe shall we?

bottle of rye, ginger beer and a piece of lime ready for making rye mule

Fill a high-ball cocktail glass halfway to the top with ice (If you have sweet pheasant cocktail glasses like us, they make it taste even better, no really). Add the delicious Glacier Rye (or some lesser rye if you must…), ginger beer and lime juice to the cocktail glass andstir with a spoon or a stirring stick. As for the Ginger Beer, it’s important to find one you like to drink plain first as some of them will burn your tongue or have an overly peppery taste to them.

Rye Mule in sweet pheasant cocktail glasses garnish with a slice of lime. A bottle of Park brand glacier rye on background

Garnish with a lime, grab a friend  and enjoy. Alternatively, you can just drink both glasses yourself, who am i to judge? I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

How to Make a Rye Mule


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How to Make a Rye Mule (Rye and Ginger Beer)

A classic Moscow Mule is given a rye twist in this drink made for rye lovers!
5 from 8 votes
Rye Mule in sweet pheasant cocktail glasses garnish with a slice of lime. A bottle of Park brand glacier rye on background
Prep Time
3 minutes
Total Time
3 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 ounces Rye
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  • Fill a high-ball cocktail glass halfway to the top with ice.
  • Add the rye, ginger beer, and lime juice to the cocktail glass.
  • Mix with a stirring stick, then top with a lime.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 226kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 413mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin C: 4.5mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 3.8mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Gail Paton says

    My Mom had these glasses! I don’t know whatever happened to them 🙁

    • Arlene Mahaits says

      too funny, i am thinking making ginger beef with mule deer instead of beef and using rye instead of red wine before i realized this a drink. In life, it is ones perception that gets us every time, n’est pas?

    • Mike Johnston says

      These are some of our favorites. We have the whole set.

  2. Louise Gray says

    I’m finishing up the egg nog with spiced rum
    Might not be able to lift this fat arse outta the chair!
    Oh well I’m signed up for “POUND” starting Jan 3

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      That’s what January is for! My word this year is “move!”. More movement!

  3. Sophie Nakoneczny says

    Where’s the best place to get the ginger beer (alcoholic I believe?)?

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      Sobey’s liquor or wine and beyond! Sobeys usually has two or three types (call first).

    • Ida Pence Waterous says

      For locals in Chicago area, Binny’s has great ginger beer even sugar free if you want it

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