‘Merican Mule

By Bernie Whitmore

Made according to the standard recipe of vodka, ginger and lime, what could go wrong? As I opened the tab of my 12 oz can all I really thought about was that very question; pre-mixed drinks aren’t something I hold in high esteem.

But ‘Merican Mule was different, fundamentally so. The layers of ginger and lime flavor were distinct and tasted fresh with no after-tastes of preservatives or industrial processing. Just clean honest flavors with a decent kick of vodka (7% Alc/Vol.). Perfect for hot summer afternoons.