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 With DNA born from the unpredictable waters of the Pacific Northwest, American Tugs are widely known among the most seaworthy and well-built vessels for long-distance cruising in the world. Utilizing the finest materials, the latest technology, and the unrelenting passion to create a finer live-aboard and cruising yacht, American Tug boats are designed for adventure from the hull up. Seattle Yachts can help you purchase or build your own American Tug from one of their five models offered. We specialize in listing and selling pre-owned American Tugs, as well sa tug boats of all brands.

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Who owns American Tugs?

American Tugs is owned by Tomco Marine Group which is located today in La Conner, Washington. Tom Nelson was the original brain child of Tomco Marine Group and along with Lynn Senour, a West coast marine architect, sought to create a new company built around high-quality, long-distance cruising vessels. Tom had previously been both President of Nordic Tugs and owner of the Nelson Yacht Corporation which built custom 70 - 90 foot yachts.

Today, Mike Schoppert is the President of Tomco Marine Group and has an extensive background in the boating industry in various aspects. Mike originally began his career in boating at Uniflite Corporation as an expert in fiberglass technology. From there, Mike worked for Chris-Craft, Tolly Craft, Oceanus, and at Nordic Tugs before coming to Tomco. Mike works closely with Tomco Vice President Kurt Dilworth who was also previously at Nordic Tugs. Tom, Mike, and Kurt are a great team that each bring unique backgrounds and ideas on how to elevate American Tugs and the owner experience.

What models does American Tug offer today?

American Tug currently builds five models. The smallest American Tug model is either the 365 or the Waypoint 36, both of which have a LOA of 36' 6". The "middle siblings" include the American Tug 395 and 435, while the largest and flagship model is the 485. 

How many American Tugs are built each year?

Tomco Marine Group produces approximately 6 - 10 boats per year from the Washington-based factory. The team also works hard with existing clients doing major upgrades, re-fits, wood sole upgrades, and other service work.

What makes an American Tug boat special compared to the competition?

American Tugs are semi-custom trawlers designed for extended cruising of coastal waters. The tug-like styling is a carry-over from the original commercial fishing boat hull every American Tug is built on. The forward raked windshield, high freeboard and dramatic sheer are all hints of a heavy-duty workboat, but the Ultra-leather upholstery, Sapele cabinetry, and warm lighting provide an extremely comfortable home for your time on the water. With our semi-displacement hull, we don’t have to wait for the weather to be perfect.  The extra horsepower that comes standard in every boat is designed to allow the captain to tune the boat for the conditions. 

Our delivery process is painless.  No spending months commissioning a new boat.  The boat can be made turn-key ready, directly from the factory. Customer service is a top priority for our boats, worldwide.  We work directly with customers and their own yards to handle warranty and repairs when necessary. 

Do American Tugs hold their value for re-sale?

The short answer here is yes they hold their value quite well compared to other builders, but of course this all goes into how well the boat was maintained, how many hours, and the current market conditions. As one of the leaders in yacht brokerage, Seattle Yachts has strategically placed offices in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle and Anacortes), Southern California (San Diego), and in South Florida (Jupiter) that can assist you in the sale of your American Tug. We also have a satellite broker in the Philippines! Seattle Yachts uses the latest in digital marketing tools, two MLS databases, and a very strong print magazine presence that can help move your pre-owned American Tug quickly and efficiently.

If you have an interest in long-distance trawlers, we also recommend you read our guide to Buying and Owning A Trawler Yacht . It's quite extensive and really offers several tips on the buying process and ownership experience.

What is the American Tug 485 like?

The American Tug 485 was originally designed off of the success of her sister model, the 435. They both are equipped with a hard-chine hull, a popular feature among owners, as well as a full fiberglass hull below the waterline. Above the waterline, the 485 has a foam core that has been vacuum-bagged for extra strength, durability, and insulation.

Powered with a single Cummins QSC8.3 550 HP engine, the American Tug 485 is fuel efficient for long-distance voyages. At a speed of 8 knots, the 485 can cruise 1,440 nautical miles or if there is a need to get to your destination more quickly, she can cruise at 14 knots for a range of 400 nautical miles.

The interior of the American Tug is clasically beautiful with plank-style wood floors and dark granite countertops. Large windows line both port and starboard sides of the salon and the galley is fully equipped with appliances and extra storage to meet all of the demands of the cruising enthusiast.

The pilothouse on the American Tug 485 is just a few steps from the salon and is equipped with a settee and a dedicated helm chair. Electronics can be customized by the owner and is elegantly integated into the cabinetry. Access to both side decks is present through Diamond-Seaglaze doors that also provide great visibility.

There are two staterooms on board the 485, each with their own en suite head. The master cabin is placed amidships and stretches the full beam of the boat. There is a queen-sized, walk-around berth with nightstands on each side as well as additional storage. The guest cabin is placed forward and is equipped with a larger lower bunk and a smaller upper bunk.

American Tugs also offers a 10-year warranty that covers workmanship and blisters. The Tomco factory goes through painstaking quality control efforts and is sea trialed by the team. 

What is the American Tug 435 like?

The American Tug 435 is one of the most popular cruising yacht models offered by the Tomco Marine Group. The 435 is equipped with a hard-chine hull, a popular feature among owners, as well as a full fiberglass hull below the waterline. Above the waterline, the 435 has a foam core that has been vacuum-bagged for extra strength, durability, and insulation.

Powered with a single Cummins 500 HP engine, the American Tug 435 is fuel efficient for long-distance voyages. Here are some images of 435, hull #10.

The interior of the American Tug 435 uses its space intelligently and the result is a 43' 7" boat that feels closer to 50 feet or more. Elegant wood characterizes the 435's interior and extra storage spaces are everywhere. Long-distance cruisers should have no concern when it comes to packing down the 435 with supplies for a multi-day voyage.

What is the American Tug 395 like?

Known as a sturdy cruising boat, the American Tug 395 is perfect for the owner/operator who wants to cruise efficiently and comfortably without the challenges of a much larger vessel. The 395 has a gorgeous, classic trawler-style hull shape built to the same sophisicated levels as all of the Tomco Marine Group models.

Powered with a single Cummins 380 HP diesel engine, the American Tug 395 can cruise in the 15 knot range in shorter trip scenarios. For those travelling longer distances, a fuel efficient 8 knot cruise can give the 395 a range of 1,000 nautical miles. Below is a short video of various American Tug 395 hulls that have been splashed.

The American Tug 395 consists of a two-stateroom, one head layout with the master suite placed forward. The master features a queen-sized walk-around berth with lots of storage and closet space.The guest stateroom has a larger bunk below and a smaller one above along with additional storage as well. The main head is roomy and has a stall shower.

What is the American Tug 365 like?

Looking at the American Tug 365, the first thought that comes to mind is this looks like a miniature 60-foot trawler-style yacht. This pocket-sized cruiser packs a punch though, both in terms of performance and capabilities. It's easy to see from the dock this boat is made for cruising from the shape and construction of the hull to the large windows that open in the salon for good ventilation.

Designed to run efficiently from the design and choice of engines, the American Tug 365 has some speed to it, but she truly shines in a slower, fuel efficient cruise. The single Cummins 380HP engine can push the 365 to 17 knots at WOT and will burn about 20 gallons per hour. At 9 knots however, the 365 will only burn about 7 gallons per hour. At either speed, one thing owners appreciate is the quiet ride thanks to an abundance of insulation throughout the boat.

At just over 36 feet in length, the interior of the 365 has a surprising amount of room to walk as well as all of the essential appliances, storage, and comfort features needed for cruising. As you walk in front the cockpit, the galley is placed starboard and includes a propane cooktop, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, multiple outlets, four drawers and four storage cabinets. Portside is an Ultra-leather, right-angled couch with a dining table as well as a large window and storage cabinet. The ceiling has stainless steel handle bars for walking around the salon when foul weather has the boat rocking.

For overnight accommodations, the American Tug 365 has a large private stateroom placed forward on the boat. It includes a queen-sized berth with plenty of hanging lockers and storage spaces. There is a large head on the boat with a shower stall, sink, and extra storage. This is a great boat for a owner/operator and partner, but if guests are coming along the settee in the salon can be converted to a bed.

American Tug also offers a 10-year warranty that covers workmanship and blisters. The Tomco factory goes through painstaking quality control efforts and each boat is sea trialed by the team.

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Shopping the market for a Tugboat can be an easy task, when you’re looking at a build like American Tug. Starting out with Tomco factory’s models we are about to journey through, their commitment to perfection with their superb quality control and the boat’s awesome 10-year warranty which will cover blisters and all of the workmanship, you’ll come to see why you won’t have to search any further.

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Beginning with the American Tug 365, you may think you’re at the wrong bay as she has the appearance of a mini 60-foot trawler type vessel. This baby cruiser lacks nothing in the way of efficiency and practicality. If you’re looking for a true cruiser, you’ll quickly come to see that she is built for just that. From the way she was built, to her outside design, to her large windows that are perfect for bringing the fresh sea air in.

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Her performance is a true plus as great care was taken when it came to the design and decision of what engines would fit best. The American Tug 365 definitely can get you where you’re looking to go in a speedy fashion, however, keep in mind that she handles herself equally as well in a non-rushed, fuel efficient outing. Having chosen single Cummins 380HP engine, the 365 can move along at 17 knots, burning 20 gallons per hour or so. Puling her back a bit, she can slow things done to 9 knots and only burn 7 gallons or so per hour. Padded up well with good insulation, you’ll look forward to a quiet journey. .

For a 36 footer, you will be in awe as the how well equipped she is. Her forward starboard galley will be an exciting spot for the chef in the group with her amenities including a great propane cooktop, nice big window and ample storage cabinets. You’ll be able to hang onto her ceiling stainless steel handle bars for those rides that are a bit bumpier then you can handle.

"Sleep-aboards" are perfect aboard this sweetie with her spacious forward private stateroom decked out with a nice queen-sized berth, lots of hanging lockers and perfect storage. You’ll appreciate the large head onboard with a shower stall, and good storage. Suited very fine for an owner/operator and partner, however, the settee in the salon can be converted to a bed enabling you to invite a couple of friends to join you.

Take a step to our next model, the sturdy American Tug 395 cruiser takes you to a level of comfort that suits those not looking to add on much size. Her trawler-style classic hull shape and stylish design found on all of the Tomco Marine Group models will quickly grab your heart. Ready to cruise, then get her single Cummins 380 HP diesel engine revved up for a short trip doing 15 knots and for those longer trips, you’ll greatly appreciate her fuel-saving 8 knot cruise providing her owner with a 1,000 nautical mile range!

Send the invites out to your favorite friends as she has a two-stateroom, one head layout. Her queen-sized master with walk-around berth offers you good storage and closet space. Her guest stateroom features a larger bunk below with a smaller one above —also with ample storage. Her one main head is comfortable in size and features a stall shower.

One of the most popular cruising models Tomco Marine Group offers is The American Tug 435 due to her awesome features including the super popular, hard-chine hull, yet also a full fiberglass hull below the waterline.

Boasting a foam core which Tomco decided to vacuum-bag to give each owner the benefit of extra strength, durability, along with proper insulation on each American Tug 435.

Her single Cummins 500 HP engine, makes her most fuel efficient so those long voyages aren’t a drain to the fuel budget.

An extremely space conscious model, she can appear as if she’s a 50 footer —and even larger even though she measures in at 43' 7”. A styling wood interior and storage spaces everywhere, calls out for a multi-day trip of a lifetime aboard.

Looking for a show stopper, The American Tug 485 offers the ever-popular hard-chine hull along with the full fiberglass hull below sea level. The 485 has a foam core above the waterline which - like the 435, which she’s built after, also possesses.

Cruising at 14 knots with a range of 400 nautical miles with her Cummins QSC8.3 550 HP engine, this model credits itself for excellent fuel efficiency making those long-distance voyages a joy. At 8 knots, you can expect 1,440 nautical miles and enjoy the ride at a slower pace.

Her classic plank-style wood floors look sharp with her dark granite countertops. The highlight is her large windows for those spectacular views while cruising or hanging at the marina. A fully equipped galley will be a focal point for those wonderful meals that will be served to her guests.

A dedicated helm chair and settee will be your seats of choice in her nearby pilothouse —with customized built-in electronics. Diamond-Seaglaze doors open to both side decks to offer those aboard great views of the ever changing scenery.

Her two staterooms each with their own en suite head will make any guest and you and your partner, comfy. The midship full-beam master is most complete with a queen-sized, walk-around berth with two side tables and super storage. Your friends will feel great in its forward guest cabin where they can choose from a larger lower bunk or a smaller upper bunk.

Having started The American Tug story was the creation of Tomco Marine Group by founder and director Tom Nelson who collaborated with Lynn Senour, an accredited West Coast Marine architect. Tom and Lynn built wooden boats in Seattle. Tom, a young apprentice, continued proving himself in the shop and at one point, was made president of a boat yard. His company was founded a couple years later—named Nelson Yacht Corporation, he was building 70–90 foot custom yachts. Next on the timeline, was when Tom became President of Nordic Tugs which then turned into his developing Tomco Marine Group!

Alaskan born and President of Tomco Marie Group, Mike Schoppert, headed to the Pacific Northwest and attended Western Washington University. Uniflite Corporation was where he learned the necessary skills he would go on to using. Chris-Craft and Tolly Craft were also put on his resume but then he ended up at Oceanus, the spot where his tooling process was born and it’s facility with the ability to produce the fiberglass components for Zodiac. Mike went from the lamination department to general manager of Nordic Tugs prior to joining Tomco Marine Group.

The vice-president of Tomco Marine Group, Kurt Dilworth, also has a heart for boating starting out with Chambers Craft in the late 80’s and in the early 90’s, the remodeling of the company as Premier Boats. What’s under his belt? Well, several years of engineering at the local community college and the University of Washington along with a two-year apprenticeship on a conversion of a steel tug turned private yacht, he took a position with Nordic Tugs as a mechanic where his tasks spanned from installing engines, electrical systems to plumbing. He excelled to come to take on the head positions and, as they grew, held the position of Head Engineer as well as a newly developed warranty/customer service position.

So, the brains beyond these sturdy yet sweet in style Tugboats—Tom, Mike, and Kurt, seem to compliment each other’s leadership skills. With the formation of Tomco Marine Group, their expertise and steadfastness was poured into each of these pleasure tugs you are sure to appreciate for their true seaworthy design and superb craftsmanship.

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The Kadey-Krogen Group Acquires American Tugs

Acquisition creates a dynamic manufacturing, sales, and service organization for serious power cruisers.

STUART, FL, May 2023 — The Kadey-Krogen Group, builder of the world class series of Krogen trawlers and the performance cruising brand Summit Motoryachts, announced today that it has acquired LaConner, Washington, based American Tugs.

American Tugs was founded in 1999 by marine industry veterans who recognized the need for high-quality, U.S. built coastal cruisers. The company achieved instant success and benefits from a loyal customer base in North Amercian and Europe. Today, American Tugs builds five models ranging from 36 to 48 feet, and has delivered more than 250 cruising boats to date, as well as five commercial vessels, from its 28,000 square foot facility in LaConner.

“It’s really an exciting opportunity for us to acquire such a successful boatbuilder, led by a team that we’ll be collaborating with on day one,” says Tucker West, Kadey-Krogen Group President. “They have a healthy backorder of boats, a great reputation in this market, and most importantly a customer base that really loves their American Tugs. We immediately identified how our companies will complement each other and, most importantly, how the customers will benefit. This includes expanded distribution for American Tugs through Kadey-Krogen’s sales offices in Portsmouth, R.I.; Annapolis, Md.; Seattle, Wash., and Stuart, Fla. We are also working with American Tugs leadership to expand service and refit offerings for Krogen and Summit customers at their LaConner facility and leverage their west coast sales.” Additionally, the company will explore leveraging the opportunities for sales in the Great Lakes region through their existing relationship with Mid-West-based yacht broker Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales.

The acquisition will not affect production of either the American Tugs, Krogen, or Summit brands, and The Kadey-Krogen Group plans to continue to market each brand separately. “We are certainly looking at ways of combining forces on the production side where it makes sense,” said Fran Morey, Kadey-Krogen Group Production Manager. “Initially we see opportunities through purchasing, and even on tooling on new models. American Tugs has a world-class team of engineers and builders, and we’re looking forward to working with them to create some incredible boats. It’s a win-win.”

American Tugs co-founder and current CEO, Kurt Dilworth, will remain on the team, as will Jeff Calvert, who currently manages sales. “This is an incredible opportunity to complete the marriage of two companies that strive to be best in class and together have more than 71 years of boatbuilding experience,” says Kurt. “That’s tough to beat.”

American Tugs was advised by Anchors Aweigh Capital, led by Skip Sorenson.

More information on this new acquisition, and all the latest from Kadey-Krogen, can be found here.

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8 Best American Mule Recipes

Dec 22, 2017

We think you'll agree with us when we say that any cocktail named after the United States of America must be a good one. The American Mule is no exception! In this post, we describe the 8 best American Mule cocktail recipes and discuss the interesting history of the American Mule. Read on to learn more!


It is hard to imagine summer afternoons without those icy cold, tangy, fizzy, and refreshingly delectable drinks called cocktails. There are quite a few cocktail drinks popular in America, but the American Mule drink easily takes the cake.

One of the most popular cocktail drinks, the American Mule drink is perfect for all occasions. Be it a late night party when you really want to let your hair down, an outdoor barbeque, a gathering of friends reminiscing over old times, or just a lazy afternoon you happen to spend by yourself at home catching a movie or a sitcom, the American Mule is suited to all occasions.

But what exactly is an American Mule cocktail? Where did it originate? What sort of variations does it have and which are the most popular and delicious ones? Read on for the low-down on all this.

A Brief History of the American Mule (The Provenance)

The American Mule is a variation on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. The name of the classic Mule cocktail is a bit misleading as it seems to hint at a Russian origin of the drink. The only link between Russia and the Moscow Mule cocktail is vodka – an alcoholic beverage that originated in Russia and Poland. 

The classic mule cocktail that is now popularly known as the Moscow Mule cocktail was first mixed in the bar of Chatham Hotel in 1941. The ingredients used were two ounces of vodka, ginger beer, lemon and, of course, ice. Another story regarding the origin of the cocktail surfaced around 2007, but the Chatham version holds more water compared to the other. 

The fact remains that the first mule cocktail was concocted in America itself (not in Russia) and it caught on like wildfire. Owing to its rising popularity, several versions of the Moscow Mule were concocted and the term ‘The Moscow Mule’ slowly metamorphosed into ‘The American Mule’ though the older term still continues to be widely used for the cocktail with original ingredients. 

So, practically speaking, there is little difference in respect of the American Mule versus the Moscow Mule because both cocktails are fundamentally the same. The American Mule cocktail is now used to refer to the variations of the classic mule that either substitute Russian vodka with American vodka or other alcoholic beverages, or use some other ingredients to add a twist to the original recipe.

What Does It Taste Like?

The American Mule cocktail is a term applied to so many variations of the classic Mule cocktail that it is difficult to generalize as to what the American Mule tastes like. Different ingredients bring their own twist to this popular drink. 

However, every variation on the American Mule retains the basic spicy and tangy flavors. The spicy flavor is the constant for the American Mule thanks to the ginger beer that is the mandatory ingredient. The touch of tanginess or sourness too is ubiquitous in an American Mule, owing to the use of lime juice. 

At the end of the day, the American Mule is delicious and refreshing and guaranteed to lift your spirits.

How is the American Mule Cocktail Best Served?

Traditionally, Mule cocktails have been served in copper mugs . The reason being the cold copper has the tendency to increase the amount of bubbles in the carbonated ginger beer. The copper mugs also take on the cold temperature of the liquid.

two Moscow Muled copper mugs filled with liquid crushed ice and lime slices

However, the American Mule tastes equally good in a highball glass commonly used to serve other cocktails. More importantly, the American Mule has to be served on the rocks i.e. poured over ice (crushed ice accentuates the flavor of the drink).

The American Mule cocktail goes with a wide range of dishes and snacks that include fish, chicken, bacon, and Italian food items like pizzas and pastas. That makes it an ideal drink for all sorts of parties and get-together events.

Where Can You Grab One?

The American Mule is fast gaining in popularity and has become one of the most searched cocktails on the internet. If you're not in the mood to make your own, here is a list of some of the popular places to look for your fix of the American Mule.

LuxBar, Chicago   

The Mules are one of the most popular items on its menu. The cocktails they serve stand out because of the crushed ice used in their preparation.

Drink, Boston 

This place with rustic industrial ambience serves excellent Mule cocktails.

Ataula, Portland, Oregon

Made with local organic cranberry juice, sherry, and ginger beer, this restaurant serves a special variation of the Mule cocktail that tastes great.

Libertine Social, Las Vegas

Mule cocktails are widely served in Las Vegas. However, this restaurant stands out. Crushed nugget ice is used to serve cocktails.

Lilt Lounge, Miami

This swanky lounge serves excellent mule cocktail variations.

Four Seasons, Baltimore

The menu is dominated by variants of American Mule cocktails. One of the variations is a blackberry mule that uses whiskey, honey, lemon, and cayenne pepper.

Standard Pour, Dallas

This 1920s-styled spot serves some genuine Mule cocktails and is super popular. Food is outstanding as well. 

J-Bar, Aspen, Colorado

This bar used in Hotel Jerome uses local Woody Creek vodka.

Ascent, New York

This posh lounge offers great variations that include a Whiskey Mule. Has great views of Central Park and Columbus Circle to go with the great cocktails.

33 Degrees North, Dana Point, California

Offers great variations of the American Mule like the Dragon Mule made with orange, rhubarb bitters, fresh dragon fruit, and ginger liqueur. Stunning views of Pacific ocean add to the special flavors of the cocktail drinks resulting in a heavenly experience.

How to Make an American Mule Cocktail

As you now know, the American Mule is basically a variant of the Moscow Mule cocktail. Sometimes, the terms are even used interchangeably. In other cases, variations of the American Mule vary from tradition by:

  • Retaining vodka, ginger beer, and lime, but also adding different ingredients like syrups, grapes, cucumbers, pumpkin puree, pomegranate juice, chocolate, mint, etc. for the purpose of adding a twist to the taste of the American Mule; or
  • Replacing vodka with other alcohol like whiskey and brandy and adding other ingredients that go with the recipe of your choice. 

The basic ingredients and equipment needed to make an American Mule cocktail are listed below:

  • Vodka or any other alcohol, like whiskey 
  • Ginger beer 
  • Ice (crushed ice is an added bonus)
  • Copper mug or a highball glass

You can choose other ingredients depending on the specific recipe you are following or the availability of items.

Let us begin with some of the recipes that use vodka as primary ingredient.

The Traditional American Mule Recipe


  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice


  • Fill a shaker halfway with ice.
  • Add fresh lime juice and vodka.
  • Top with ginger beer.
  • Stir and garnish with a lime wedge and a bit of mint, and you are ready to go!

American Mule with Syrup and Lime

  • 1 ½ oz tonic
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 1 lime  squeezed
  • 5 grapes (mashed)


  • Mash grapes and mix them with vodka in a shaker.
  • Add syrup,  lime juice, and ice.
  • Shake the mixture vigorously and strain into a glass over fresh ice.
  • Top with tonic water, and your very own fix of a American Mule with a twist is ready!

American Mule with Pumpkin Pie Mix 


  • ½ oz half & half
  • 1 tbsp canned pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/8     tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
  • Shake and double strain  into a highball glass.
  • Garnish with a small amount of freshly grated nutmeg  and there you have it - a nother delicious variation of the Mule cocktail is ready to be sipped!

American Mule with Apple juice

  • 2 oz apple juice
  • ½ oz ginger syrup
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • 4 ginger slices (mashed)
  • Mash ginger slices in a shaker.
  • Add remaining ingredients and ice.
  • Shake and strain into a moscow mule mug over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with an orange slice.
  • Sit back and enjoy a glass of this delicious Mule cocktail!

American Mule with Lemonade and Tea

  • 3 oz lemonade
  • 2 oz sweetened or unsweetened tea
  • Fill up a mug halfway with crushed ice cubes.
  • Stir the ingredients in a shaker.
  • Pour the mixture into the mug and add fresh lime or slice.

Let us now move on to the recipes that substitute spirits like moonshine and whiskey instead of vodka. Once you try these recipes, you will realize that the variants are just as delectable as the vodka-based Mule cocktails.

The Fruit Berry Mule Cocktail

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 oz unflavoured moonshine
  • 2 teaspoons can sugar
  • 4 oz of ginger beer
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Mash and mix raspberries, sugar, and moonshine.
  • Chill the mixture for one hour.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Add ginger beer and stir gently.
  • Serve in a mug or a highball glass over ice with blueberry garnish.

The Mule Cocktail with Rye Whisky and Apple Brandy


  • 1 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz apple brandy
  • 75 oz lime juice
  • 0.25 oz  honey syrup (2:1 honey: water)
  • Ginger beer
  • Angostura bitters.
  • Combine in shaker and shake with ice.
  • Pour into a copper mug, top with ginger beer.
  • Add a few dashes of angostura bitters.
  • Use lime wheel to garnish.
  • 2 oz whisky
  • 2 oz sweet or unsweetened tea
  • Pour the mixture into the mug and add a fresh slice of lime.

The Bottom Line

It must be pretty obvious by now that the American Mule recipes are easy to make. Just make sure you use the specified quantities. The ingredients for almost all recipes are readily available and you do not even need any special gadgets to make an American Mule cocktail.  To take your American Mule to the next level, make sure to get some authentic copper mule mugs !

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Thank you for reading! If you enjoyed this article, you might also like the following articles:  7 Best Russian Mule Recipes and  Best Kentucky Mule Recipe

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