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A Duppy Guide To The Jamaican Mule

The Jamaican Mule is one of the most infamous and tastiest rum cocktails around. It's not only super easy to make, but also packed full of all the right flavours that work in perfect harmony together. We'll be giving you the low down on all things Jamaican Mule, as well as hooking you up with a banging Duppy recipe that you can whip up this weekend with friends and family.

The History of the Mule:

The Jamaican Mule is a more contemporary variant of the classic Moscow Mule, that was created in 1941 by John Martin, as Vodka was becoming extremely popular in cosmopolitan areas of the US, like Los Angeles and New York. The Jamaican Mule uses the same basic ingredients as it's European centric counter part, but swaps out the Vodka for some delish Jamaican rum instead - we think it's a big improvement!

A Brief Overview of the Moscow Mule:

John Martin was a sale man who obtained the rights to Smirnoff vodka in 1939, but initially struggled to get the American market on board with the spirit, as consumers were favouring gin and whiskey at the time. Whilst in LA, he stopped by the Cock ’n’ Bull, a famous bar owned by Jack Morgan, who incidentally had a cellar full of unsold ginger beer. One of the bartenders there, Wes Price, was the brains behind creating a refreshing cocktail that combined these two ingredients, adding lime juice, and serving over ice; et voile, The Moscow Mule was born.

But it wouldn't be a classic Moscow Mule without the awesome serve ware. Sophie Berezinski, a Russian lady who recently inherited a copper factory, came up with the amazing idea of serving the cocktail in her signature Russian mug.

John Martin then travelled around America, using his camera to take photos of bartenders posing with the iconic copper mug and a bottle of Smirnoff. He showed these pictures to other bartenders to show them what their competition was up to, in order to incentivise them to sell the product. And that's how the Moscow Mule gained it's cult status!

The Jamaican Mule, however, uses delicious Caribbean Rum for an epic twist on the classic cocktail and is therefore hailed for it’s warm, fiery tones. Check out our banging recipe below to get in on the action!


The Duppy Share Jamaican Mule:
  • 50ml The Duppy Share Aged 
  • 15ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 15ml Sugar Syrup
  • 1 Ginger Beer
  • Add your Duppy Share Aged Rum, freshly squeezed Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup to an Ice filled glass and stir
  • Top with Ginger Beer (we'd recommend Fever Tree)
  • Garnish with a Wedge of Lime
  • Serve in a Copper Mug (or a Duppy Gold Cup) and add a few dashes of Angostura bitters for added flare
Top Tip:
  • If you want to make your Jamaican Mule extra fiery, why not use The Duppy Share Spiced to even more depth of flavour?

So that rounds up our ultimate guide to the Jamaican Mule. Be sure to give it a try with friends and family. Don't forget to tag us in your posts on Instagram and Facebook @theduppyshare and share your amazing creations with us.