Mexican Mule recipe

Mexican MuleMexican Mule

Take a break from the margaritas for Cinco de Mayo and make this mule variation instead. It’s sure to have everyone at the party saying, “Mas por favor!”


  • Rim copper mug with salt
  • 1-1/2 oz. quality tequila (2oz. on Cinco de Mayo 🙂 )
  • 1/4 lime (1/2 if you like your drinks more acidic)
  • Ice
  • Bottle of ginger beer


  1. Wet the rim of your copper mug and rub it in a dish of salt to coat its edge.
  2. Fill copper mug to the top with ice
  3. Pour the quality tequila right into your copper mug. Patron & Don Julio are our tequilas of choice.
  4. Squeeze in the lime juice until well juiced.
  5. Pour the ginger beer in until your mug is a little more than three quarters of the way full.
  6. Stir…and “Salud!!”

Pro tips:

  • Mexican MuleMany of the recipes call for adding in twists like fruit. When mixing a drink that calls for, say, blueberries, peaches or apples, use a stronger Ginger Beer (like Fever Tree or Q Ginger Beer) for a more pronounced ginger flavor and less fruitiness. However, add more fruit than the recipe calls for and a lighter Ginger Beer (from a brand like Cock & Bull or Reed’s) if you want the fruit to stand out and the ginger flavor in the background. Stronger Ginger Beers have a tendency to override fruits and spices in these funked out Mules. You’re welcome. 🙂
  • If you have copper mugs, store them or put them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before party time…keeps your drink colder even longer.
  • With any recipe, the better the ingredients, the better its going to taste…its a “garbage in, garbage out” thing and the Moscow Mule isn’t any different. When possible, use higher quality spirits (e.g. Tito’s, Smirnoff, Kettle One), ginger beer (as mentioned, Fever Tree & Q are great) and fresh in-season fruits.
  • If a recipe calls for a fruit, you can muddle it in, add a couple ounces of it as a puree (toss it into the blender for 30 seconds) or both.
  • Most ginger beers are naturally sweet and balance well with the acidic lime flavors. However, some Moscow Mule recipes call for simple syrup so depending on your sweet tooth, the syrup might not be necessary. If you see a Mule recipe calling for it, try it without the sweetener first to gauge sweetness level then if needed, add the simple syrup. If your Mule turns out too sweet, “cut” it with an extra half of a lime (though more spirits can do the trick). 😉

Moscow Mule made with Tequila

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