Drink Recipes Missouri Mule

Posted April 9th, 2016 by Jaime

The Missouri Mule, first mixed by famous cocktail creationist Joe Gilmore, is known best for being created for the only President to have come from Missouri, Harry S. Truman.

The name of the cocktail comes from the state of Harry S. Truman and the symbol of the Democratic party, the Donkey. Another name often substituted for a mule is a donkey or ass, and these words can be used interchangeably when describing both the animal and the drink. To be correct a mule is a hybrid of a donkey and a horse, but the common usage of the word donkey when referring to a mule makes them equally interchangeable when referring to the drink.

You will need ice, cocktail mixer and strainer, and a cocktail glass to complete this drink.


2 parts Bourbon Whiskey

2 parts AppleJack

2 parts Lemon Juice

1 part Campari

1 part Cointreau

Shake ingredients together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

This drink is best served, or most commonly served, “straight up.” The ice is often removed from the drink during straining. Remember to drink responsibly.

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