A “man bites dog” kind of story: August, and no one has to be told or convinced it’s hot. The Founding Fathers of this nation were not talking about New Orleans weather in summer, but they could have been, when they wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident….”

The challenge to stay cool is met in many ways, but because we are who we are, there has to be an adult beverage answer. There are, in fact, many.
We swap possible solutions like so many old baseball cards. “That sounds good, but have you tried this?”

Let’s take a crowd favorite, change the core spirit, which changes the nationality of origin, and enjoy something thirst-quenching from a restaurant named for an Emerald Isle county. Irish luck never tasted so rejuvenating.


Cavan Mule

2 oz. Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

1.5 oz Mule Mix  (0.5 oz. ginger juice, 0.5 oz. lemon juice, 0.25 oz. lime juice, 0.25 oz. simple syrup)

Top with soda in a Collins glass or copper mug. Lots of ice. Mint garnish.

Cavan Restaurant and Bar

3607 Magazine St.