Skip to Content

Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule – A Bourbon Cocktail

Share this...

Last Updated on August 11, 2021 by The Noms

A twist on the classic, the flavors are fresh and clean in this blackberry and bourbon Kentucky Mule!

 

The Moscow Mule is one of those classic cocktails that is super refreshing, very tasty and easy to make. Originally concocted back in 1946 as a way to help market the struggling Smirnoff vodka and Cock ‘n’ Bull ginger beer brands, the iconic Copper Mug was the finishing touch that made the Moscow Mule a star on any cocktail bar’s menu.

 

This post contains affiliate links for products that we think you as readers might find useful, and we make commission off of these! For more details about our affiliates, click our Disclosure and Contacts Page.

 

Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule in a copper mug, wooden bowl of blackberries, greenery in background

 

Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule even helped bring about the popularity of vodka, which in 1946 was considered a horrible distilled product. The astute marketing and crisp refreshing flavor helped usher in the popularity of vodka cocktails in the US back in the 50’s and 60’s. When the craft cocktail movement became popular in the last few years, once again the catchy name and iconic copper mug helped popularize the cocktail movement.

 

As folks who like to dabble in cocktails, the Mule provides lots of flexibility as its ingredients and simple clean flavors lend themselves to lots of modification. We have a number of different spins on the classic Moscow Mule like our popular Caramel Apple Mule or our citrusy Fresh Squeezed Mule.

 

cocktails in copper mugs, blackberries and ginger on cocktail picks. Bourbon bottle and ginger beer bottle with flowers in background.

 

What Ingredients are Needed for the Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule?

  • Blackberries
  • Sage Simple Syrup
  • Bourbon
  • Lime Juice
  • Ginger Beer

 

One popular variation we like swaps out the traditional vodka for a whiskey. Adding in some fresh fruit flavors can change the drink even further, allowing us to tailor the drink based on what fruit is seasonal or a favorite of one of our guests.

 

Blackberry Sage Mule in a copper mug, bourbon bottle, ginger beer, blackberries and greenery in background

 

For the Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule cocktail, we used some of the great blackberries we have been getting from our grocer and our homemade sage simple syrup that we made from sage grown in our back yard. We started by muddling sweet blackberries, adding a delicious fruitiness that works really well with the bourbon.

 

We added a bit of sage infused simple syrup, which adds a fresh hint of herbs and evergreen, which is a rather unique but delicious sweetness. A hit of fresh squeezed lime juice adds a balanced bit of sour that brings the drink to life. Topped with a good ginger beer it rounds out the Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule with a bit of bubbly brightness!

 

 

If You Are Looking for More Beer Recipes, Try These!

 

Here are some tools you may need to make this fabulous cocktail, Copper mugs, muddler, ginger beer, jigger, bar spoon, and candied ginger.

 

Cheers!

 

Like this recipe? Try these below, too!

The Sage Advice Cocktail

 

detailed shot of a blackberry sazerac made with St George Spirits Absinthe Verde, Rye, Blackberry syrup and bitters.Blackberry Sazerac

 

Other Moscow Mules

Other Blackberry Cocktails

 

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and tag #gastronomcocktails so we can see all the wonderful recipes YOU recreate from this site!

 

You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter so you never miss a delicious recipe again!

 

Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule
Yield: 1

Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule - A Bourbon Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A twist on the classic Kentucky Mule, this adds sage and blackberries which play well with the bourbon.

Ingredients

Instructions

Muddle blackberries in the bottom of a copper mug.

Pour in sage syrup and lime juice.

Fill mug with ice.

Top with bourbon and ginger beer.

Stir to combine.

Garnish.

Cheers!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 36.2gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 0.6g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

PIN THIS BLACKBERRY SAGE KENTUCKY MULE RECIPE FOR LATER!

Blackberry Sage Moscow Mule in a copper mug with blackberries and candied ginger on picks. Wooden bowl of blackberries and sage leaves with flowers in background.

 

Interested in stocking your own home bar? Make sure to see our favorites at our Amazon Store!

 

If you liked this recipe, don’t forget to subscribe for new (and of course free) recipes by entering your email address on the side bar (and get all the recipes delivered to your inbox when we post), so you don’t miss out on a thing. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter!

 

Gastronomblog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Share this...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

MOSCOW MULE RECIPE VARIATIONS - bits and bites

Thursday 27th of May 2021

[…] Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule […]

The Most Delicious Kentucky Mint Mule with Bourbon -

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

[…] Did you try this incredible Kentucky Mint Mule at home? Let me know in the comments below! If you want even MORE mule recipes, check out the 11 Best Mule Recipes on the Internet. And if you are specifically looking for a Kentucky Mule Recipe, go here. […]

11 of the Most Perfect and Delicious Mule Recipes On the Internet -

Monday 18th of January 2021

[…] Herbs are great for just about everything, especially when adding some earthiness to a drink. Gastronom nails it with this Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule. […]

refreshing summer cocktails using fresh ingredients, fruit and juices

Thursday 31st of January 2019

[…] Another yummy version of this is the Kentucky Mule which is made with bourbon instead of vodka. This version is made with blackberry + […]

25 Moscow Mule Recipes You Gotta Try! - Can Cook, Will Travel

Friday 29th of June 2018

[…] Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule Swap out the Vodka for Whiskey and give your cocktail a bit more oomph! And I’m such a fan of blackberry and sage on there own, so I can only imagine how fabulous this is! […]

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe