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Mexican Mule

Mexican mule ice cold cocktail in copper cup with lime and and mint on gray stone background

The flavor and kick of the Mexican Mule are what set it apart from other cocktails. I guarantee that this recipe, which uses tequila rather than vodka to create a contemporary twist on the classic Moscow Mule, will change your life. For those looking to experiment with different flavors or just enjoy something refreshing, the Mexican Mule is a great beverage. Its sweetness, acidity, and spice levels are expertly balanced.

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Tasting Notes

The flavors of the Mexican Mule blend perfectly together. Fresh lime juice’s zesty tang will initially catch your attention, then the harsh, earthy bite of tequila. Invigorating and calming at the same time, the ginger beer provides a lovely fizz and sweetness. This cocktail dances across your taste buds, leaving a warm, spicy aftertaste that begs for more.

Equipment and Glassware

A jigger for measuring, a bar spoon for stirring, and, if you like your components well-combined, a shaker are good starting points for creating the ideal Mexican Mule. To keep it extra chilly and give it a classic mule feel, serve this alluring mixture in a copper mug. The copper cup improves the total enjoyment and chill factor of the drink, not simply its appearance.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. white tequila
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a copper mug or a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 2 oz. of white tequila over the ice.
  3. Add 1 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice to the mug.
  4. Top off the mug with 4 oz of ginger beer.
  5. Stir the ingredients together with a spoon.
  6. Garnish with lime wedges and serve immediately.
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Pro Tips

  • Make sure your tequila is of a good caliber; a 100% agave tequila will improve the flavor of the drink.
  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice is a revelation. For optimal flavor, stay away from bottled lime juice.
  • Depending on your desired level of sweetness, adjust the ginger beer. For a sweeter drink, use more ginger beer; for a tequila and lime punch that is sharper, use less.

When to Serve

Extremely flexible, the Mexican Mule is ideal for any setting. Serve it as a joyful Christmas cocktail, at your next dinner party, or during a summer cookout. Its cooling properties make it perfect for warm weather, but as the temperature drops, its spicy kick is reassuring too.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Choose a smooth but robust tequila to make the ultimate Mexican Mule. Brands such as Don Julio Blanco, Patrón Silver, and Espolàn Reposado are ones that I suggest. With the ginger beer and lime, these tequilas combine amazingly to create a drink that’s beyond compare.

Similar Cocktails

  • Dark ‘n’ Stormy: A classic cocktail featuring dark rum and ginger beer, garnished with a lime wedge.
  • Paloma: For those who enjoy grapefruit, this delightful concoction of tequila, grapefruit soda, and lime is ideal.
  • Margarita: The traditional concoction of tequila, lime juice, and triple sec, either blended or served on the rocks.
  • Tequila Sour: A perfectly blended and smooth mixture of tequila, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  • El Diablo: A special blend of ginger beer, lime juice, crème de cassis, and tequila.

History

A variation of the Moscow Mule, which originated in the United States in the 1940s, is the Mexican Mule. The original cocktail served as a vehicle for spreading the use of ginger beer and vodka. The Mexican Mule gives this traditional drink a Mexican twist by using tequila instead of vodka. It is becoming a more and more well-liked choice for those seeking a powerful cocktail with a kick.

Mexican mule ice cold cocktail in copper cup with lime and and mint on gray stone background

Mexican Mule

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ginger beer, Lime Juice, Mexican Mule, Tequila, white tequila
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Learn about the Mexican Mule, an intriguing combo of ginger beer, lime, and tequila. It's an elegant take on a traditional drink that works well for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz white tequila
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  • Fill a copper mug or a highball glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour 2 oz of white tequila over the ice.
  • Add 1 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice to the mug.
  • Top off the mug with 4 oz of ginger beer.
  • Stir the ingredients together with a spoon.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and serve immediately.

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Notes

Is a copper mug necessary to brew a Mexican Mule? 
Yes, you can use whichever glass you like, even if the copper mug is the usual option.
Is using ginger beer a must? 
Is ginger ale a suitable substitute? Although ginger ale can be a softer alternative, ginger beer is advised for its greater flavor and fizz.
I want to create a lot of Mexican Mules for a party. Is it possible? 
Sure thing! To make a large pitcher, simply multiply the ingredients by the amount of servings you need and stir.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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