• 2 ounces Bulleit bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce cinnamon syrup
  • 1 dash Bitterman’s Elemekule Tiki bitters
  • 4-6 mint leaves
  • Club soda, to top
  • Maine Root ginger beer


Combine bourbon, lemon juice, cinnamon simple, bitters and mint leaves in shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain over crushed ice in mule mug. Fill with ginger beer and garnish with mint.


A marriage of the Mint Julep and the Moscow Mule as a Kentucky Derby special. Two summer favorites in one!
James Cleland
A bartender for the past six years in a variety of different settings, James has always loved a challenge. Forever a fan of gently persuading guests to enjoy a drink that’s outside of their comfort zone, he creates playful riffs on classics. He also firmly believes that the right ingredient can go a lot further than a lot of ingredients, and he prefers keeping recipes simple. James created the Derby Mule as a combination of all of these and is excited to share this drink as a midway point between a light, easy drinking Moscow Mule, and a strong but still refreshing Mint Julep. In his free time, James enjoys spending time outside with his two miniature pinschers, and is always looking for his next creative challenge.