Sicilian Mule Recipe

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Crafted by: Carlos Ruiz, Head Bartender, Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, New Jersey.


  • 1 ounce Aylesbury Duck vodka
  • 1 ounce Amaro Averna
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Domaine De Canton
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (2:1 ratio)
  • 2 dashes Bittermens Hellfire Bitters
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • Fresh mint, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients, except the club soda.
  2. Shake with ice and double strain into a copper mug filled with a 2-inch x 2-inch ice cube, and top off with the club soda.
  3. Garnish with a nice bouquet of fresh mint.


My inspiration was the original Moscow Mule — it is such a refreshing cocktail that has some nice heat to it. I used Averna because of the nice spice qualities, and the texture that it has, I thought it would bring another layer of flavor and mouthfeel to my cocktail. I also love to make low alcohol content cocktails — I feel like people enjoyed them better because they can try more in one sitting.