The National Mule Cocktail

Staff Writer
The National Mule Cocktail
Courtesy of The National

The National Mule.

We here at The Daily Meal don't hide our love for the classic summer cocktail, the Moscow Mule. But we're loving the twist on the old from Geoffrey Zakarian's restuarant, The National. The National Mule takes the ginger root of the drink and runs with it, adding in lime, Angostura orange bitters, and maraschino liqueur. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur rinse
  • 1 1/2 Ounce Russian Standard vodka
  • 1 Ounce Stirring’s ginger liqueur
  • 3 dashes Angostura orange bitters
  • 3/4 Ounces lime juice
  • 1/2 Ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ½-inch pieces fresh ginger
  • Barritt’s ginger beer


Rinse copper mug with maraschino liqueur. Muddle fresh ginger in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients, top with ice, and shake. Strain over fresh ice in copper mug, top with Barritt’s ginger beer, and garnish with a lime wheel.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.