The One Drink You Need To Try When You're In Big Sky

You may have heard of the Moscow Mule, but have you tried the Montana Mule?

At some point during the middle of the 20th century, the Moscow Mule was invented. Today the Mule is a  popular cocktail made of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice garnished with a lime and always served in a Copper Mug. Here in Montana, we've given this simple concoction a bit of a twist. One of the favorite local drinks is the Montana Mule.

Willie's Distillery
Willie's Distillery

The Montana Mule is a Montana style craft cocktail that mixes whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice in a copper mug. It's a smooth, refreshing, and intoxicating Montana drink that you should try when you're in town. It's the perfect drink to sip on while enjoying Music in the Mountains or telling stories during apres ski.

Montana Mules are served in copper mugs for a few reasons: Taste, Temperature, and Experience. The copper keeps the drink cold while enhancing the Mule's taste. Plus, it's fun to drink out of a copper mug - that's way cooler than a glass.

For a Montana Mule recipe, we'll defer to our whiskey loving neighbors down in Ennis, Willie's Distillery. They recommend mixing three simple ingredients to create the perfect Montana Mule:

  • 2 ounces Bighorn Bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • Topped with favorite ginger beer

It's a simple drink to make and it tastes great. If you're keen try a Montana Mule when you're in Big Sky, you're in luck. Several of the local establishments serve up a mighty fine Montana Mule. Try one at:

Montana Mule from Gallatin Riverhouse Grill
Montana Mule from Gallatin Riverhouse Grill

The next time you visit Big Sky, be sure to enjoy a Montana Mule. It's a tasty beverage all year long - especially after a day of skiing, hiking, rafting, biking, shopping, fishing, or living. Try one. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Please drink responsibly. While in Big Sky, take advantage of the free public transportation options that connect the Canyon, Meadow, and Mountain.

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