The Michigan Mule

It’s no secret that Michigan’s favorite cocktail is the Moscow Mule. With only three ingredients, it’s super easy to make at home and is one of our go-to party cocktails.

Coppercraft Distillery is the Spirit of Tulip Time and they created a flavorful new twist on this summertime favorite for those who like their cocktails with more of a Midwest vibe, or for those who just don’t like vodka.

The Michigan Mule is a highly refreshing alternative to the Moscow Mule. It’s made exactly the same as the Moscow version, only instead of 2 oz. of vodka, you use 2 oz. of Coppercraft Applejack.


Michigan Mule
(serves one)

2 oz.Coppercraft Applejack
6 oz.ginger beer
1/2 oz.lime juice
  1. Squeeze lime juice into a Mule mug and drop in the spent shell.
  2. Add crushed ice.
  3. Pour in the Applejack and fill with cold ginger beer.
  4. Serve with a stirring rod.
  5. Consume with joy.


If you’ve never had Applejack, this is a great time to try it. Aside from being tasty, Coppercraft puts it in a very, very pretty bottle.

Pick up a Michigan Mule at the following restaurants, or make one at home!

Michigan Mule Makers