The difference between the "Moscow Mule" and the "Jamaican
Mule" is they substitution of vodka for rum in the recipe. It is believed that someone from Appleton was the first to create this cocktail, but again, the real truth is hidden by time. Most of the early recipes for the "Jamaican Mule" call for Appleton Extra Estate Rum.
Early Jamaican Mule
- 1 1/2 oz Appleton Extra Estate Rum
- 1 1/2 oz Lime Juice
- 4 1/2 oz Ginger Beer
Some of the more modern versions has substituted a spiced rum, light, gold & dark rums and a mess of other ideas to "enhance" the cocktail, but most of them become too complex and loose the integrity of the drink.
I have compromised a bit with my recipe, but I have stuck with the original and gave it a little bit of added taste.
Bahama Bob's Key West Mule
- 2 oz Appleton Extra Estate Rum
- 1 oz Falernum
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 4 oz Barrett's Ginger Beer.
No matter which mule becomes your favorite, the mules will "pull you through the evening with a bit of fun. ;o)