An Autumn Mule

September 22, 2016

As enjoyable as classic mules—which mix a spirit (usually vodka) with ginger beer and citrus—are, they can be a little basic.

A spiced version, such as the one offered at Nashville’s Bastion, is easy to make, yet anything but simple. This autumn-friendly variation swaps Bourbon for vodka and adds warming layers of cardamom and ginger, as well as allspice liqueur for a little extra kick.

At Bastion, which opened in February inside a former jam factory, inventive drinks are served in a sprawling, laid-back space with wooden bleachers for seating in addition to barstools. Choosing a snack is easy, as