Last on our trip through America is a Kentucky Mule in the home of bourbon whiskey; this is a variation of the venerable Moscow Mule which replaces the vodka with slightly more Kentucky Straight bourbon and a touch more lime juice.
There are many fine bourbons from kentucky (and many distilleries on the bourbon trail, of which I’ve visited over 20 of them); Maker’s Mark makes a good choice for cocktails, but so do many of the others.
A Kentucky bourbon variation of the Moscow Mule.
Fill a copper mug with ice.
Add bourbon and lime juice to the mug.
Top off with ginger beer.
Garnish with a sprig of mint.