Dorothy Porker

Japanese Mule: Ginger Beer and Sake

A champagne glass filled with the Japanese mule cocktail with a thin slice of lime on the rim, with a bottle of sake and a can of ginger beer in the background to the left and a jug of Japanse mule cocktail in the background to the right

I used to drink quite a bit. So much in fact, that I had to stop drinking for a few years. It did me good.

Lucky for me I didn’t have the kind of drinking problem that required me to stop drinking forever. But taking time off changed my attitude towards alcohol and these days, except on very rare occasion, I prefer to drink something really nice and not too much of it.

All my favorite ingredients combined, I am captain cocktail!

Cut back to a few years ago, when I was in the mood for a nice refreshing cocktail but not in the mood to go outside. I had ginger beer. I had sake. And some other bits and bobs. “Make yourself a Japanese mule,” the internet whispered into my ear.

I was short a cucumber then, but it really needs a few slices because otherwise your cocktail will turn out quite dry. Perfect as a refresher on a hot summer evening but also spicy enough to last you throughout cold winter nights.

A champagne glass filled with the Japanese mule cocktail with a thin slice of lime on the rim, with a bottle of sake and a can of ginger beer in the background to the left and a jug of Japanse mule cocktail in the background to the right

Japanese Mule: A Ginger Beer and Sake Cocktail

Dorothy Porker
The perfect lightly spiced and fresh cocktail combines all my favorite ingredients for both summer and winter nights.
Prep Time 5 mins
Steeping time 15 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American, Japanese
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Jug + covering
  • Fridge

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can ginger beer
  • 1 c - 250 ml sake better quality means better results here
  • bunch coriander stems removed
  • 1/4 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lime thinly sliced
  • 1" - 1.5 cm ginger peeled and thinly sliced
  • ice cubes to taste, in summer

Instructions
 

  • Slowly pour 1 can of ginger beer into a jug. Let it run in gently down the side to avoid it losing too much fizz.
  • Add 1 c - 250 ml of sake.
  • Roughly tear up leaves of 1 bunch of coriander and add these to the gingerbeer/ sake mixture with 1/4 thinly sliced cucumber, 1/2 thinly sliced lime and 1" - 1.5 cm's of peeled and thinly sliced ginger.
  • Cover and let sit in your fridge to let the flavors come together for a little bit, about 15 minutes or so. And pour into the most beautiful glasses you can find.
  • Finish with some ice cubes if you want.

Notes

To make this alcohol free double the ginger beer and leave out the sake.
Keyword cilantro, cocktail, coriander, ginger beer, mule, sake

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