Kentucky Mule Iced Tea Cocktail

ThisKentucky Mule iced tea cocktailis absolutely refreshing and delicious! It’s a southern twist on the Moscow mule as it’s made with bourbon and iced tea. A great combination! As the name suggests, this is a great party drink to mix up for aSouthern style dinner party. Serve it ice cold in copper mule cups and garnish with fresh mint for perfect sipping.

Kentucky mule iced tea cocktail

Two classic southern sips come together for a delightful iced tea cocktail

I’m very excited about this Kentucky Mule which tastes so good, anddifferent! Inspired by the trendy Moscow mule, I wanted a Southern spin on it. Instead of vodka and lime, I used good ole Kentucky bourbon, and lemon. I also used iced tea as the base because you can’t get more Southern than that!

For this cocktail, I use a purchased bottle of sweet tea for its classic flavor. A good quality bourbon takes this drink to another level and adds a bit of extra sweetness. The lemon helps balance the flavor and the addition of non alcohol ginger beer gives it some carbonation and a bold spicy note. This is one of my favorites!

Make this bourbon cocktail for entertaining and happy hour

This drink makes me want to sit on the porch and watch the day go by without a care in the world. I can feel the sun on my face as we speak!

PARTY TIP:If you’re not into cocktails just mix up this drink sans bourbon and it will still be tasty.

This would be a great addition to yourKentucky Derby viewing party. It’s also a good drink to mix for dad onFather’s Day, or any summertime soiree. This recipe could also be added to thisparty with iced tea bar.

If you love bourbon you can also try ourbourbon Aperol cocktail recipe.

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Whether you go all out with a southern theme or not, you will certainly enjoy this bourbon iced tea cocktail. It’s refreshing and delicious with lots of character.

Looking for more mules? Here’s a list ofmoscow mule recipes.

bourbon iced tea cocktail recipe

Kentucky Mule Iced Tea Cocktail

Yield: 1 cocktail

Serve a taste of the South with this Kentucky Mule iced tea cocktail. It's made with bourbon and perfect for a derby party, fathers day, or outdoor entertaining.


  • 5 oz. Prepared sweet iced Tea
  • 1 oz. good Kentucky bourbon
  • Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
  • 3 oz. ginger beer soda
  • Crushed ice


  1. Add ice to a glass, pour in tea, bourbon, and squeezed lemon.
  2. Top off with ginger beer soda and stir. Sip and enjoy.


Make this drink without the bourbon for a family-friendly version that's just as tasty.

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  1. Pure Leaf is my husband’s favorite tea and this is a perfect cocktail for Father’s Day. So happy you posted this, thank you!

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