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Kanga Mule: A Cocktail Made with Buderim Ginger Brew

To celebrate the refreshing new boutique sodas (pops, if you prefer) that we’re carrying at selected Nordstrom stores, we’re experimenting by adding our favorite adult ingredients (clear, brown or bubbly) to these distinct flavors.

Next in our series is a beverage with an Australian twist: the Kanga Mule uses Buderim Ginger Brew plus some fruit accoutrements for a refreshing drink to nurse while you’re sitting Outback.

Kanga Mule cocktail

Photo and recipe by Tom Burritt

Variations of the classic mule aren’t hard to come by, but the Aussie-style ginger brew from Buderim makes this a cocktail with an exotic kick. The typical ginger “beer” has a certain amount of spice that we’ve all come to expect, but Buderim’s has a sweet and tangy balance that makes it one of the smoothest we’ve tasted. Drawing out the sweet with tones of blackcurrant, lemon and berries makes this the one your mates will remember.

Kanga Mule

1.5 oz. vodka
0.5 oz. lemon juice
0.5 oz. crème de cassis
8 oz. Buderim Ginger Brew (Aussie Style)
Several blackberries
Mint leaves

Shake, then strain vodka, lemon juice and crème de cassis over a copper mug filled with crushed ice. Top with Buderim Ginger Brew. Garnish with mint and blackberries.

Check back for more cocktails, including other fun soda flavors like absinthe, peach and snozzberry, available at selected Nordstrom At Home departments. For more information about exact locations, please call customer service at 1.888.282.6060.