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RECIPE: Maple Bourbon Cider Mule

Maple Bourbon Cider Mule
Maple Bourbon Cider Mule - Contributed
  •  Makes: 1 serving
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Ready in: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Bourbon adds notes of caramel and vanilla to this holiday twist on a Moscow mule, while applecider brings it to the sweeter side. Ginger beer has more zing than ginger ale, but you can use ginger ale in a pinch.

  • Per serving: 220 calories, fat 0 g, sodium 10 mg, carbohydrate 39 g, fibre 0 g, sugars 36 g, protein 0 g


  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) PC Honeycrisp Sweet Apple Cider
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) bourbon (1 oz)
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) PC 100% Pure Maple Syrup Canada Grade A Amber
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) PC Jamaican-Style Ginger Beer
  • 1 slice crystallized ginger (optional)


  1. Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add apple cider, bourbon, maple syrup and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously 15 to 20 seconds.
  2. Strain into PC Stemless Red Wine Glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Thread crystallized ginger onto wooden cocktail skewer (if using); place in glass.

Chef’s Tip: Leave out the bourbon for a non-alcoholic version.

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