A Cocktail How To – The Jamaican Mule

Posted Thu 19 May 2016 | Big Chill

“Sun’s out. Rum’s out.” That’s the Big Chill Motto this summer, so the Jamaican Mule seemed like the ideal classic cocktail choice to share with you for this month’s ‘How To, where we’ll be teaching you how to make this super easy yet unbelievably tasty classic cocktail.

Big Chill Jamaican Mule

We often get asked by our customers what the difference between a Jamaican Mule and Moscow Mule is and the answer is simple ­ spirit.

The Jamaican is a variant of the Moscow ­ they use the same basic ingredients, however the Jamaican has a heart of delicious rum whereas the Moscow is anchored by vodka. So if rum is not your tipple choice please feel free to substitute for vodka as this recipe can be easily adapted to make a Moscow.

Now let’s get onto the fun stuff ­ how to make this classic cocktail


The Ingredients:


Lime wedges + juice

Sugar syrup

Angostura bitters

Ginger Beer



Please note that all rums work with a Jamaican Mule however our preferred choice at Big Chill, to give the cocktail that extra little kick is Santa Teresa.



Start by adding a shot of lime juice to your glass, followed by a shot of sugar syrup. Next add a dash of Angostura bitters, this small ingredient makes all the difference! Now fill the glass with cubed ice and add your desired rum. Give it a quick shake to mix all the ingredients. Finally top up with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge. Simple as that!

No matter which mule, Jamaican or Moscow, becomes your favourite, you are in for a cocktail delight that will have everyone asking for the recipe at your next party!


For more party favourite classic cocktails make sure you check out our posts on how to make the perfect Mojito and Long Island Iced Tea.