Last Updated on June 26, 2023 by My Back Kitchen
If you’re a fan of refreshing and zesty cocktails, the Tequila Mule (also referred to as Mexican Mule) is a drink you must try. This spirited variation of the classic Moscow Mule replaces the traditional vodka with smooth and flavorful tequila, resulting in a beverage that is both invigorating and fiery. The Tequila Mule combines the crispness of ginger beer, the tanginess of lime, and the boldness of tequila for a tantalizing and refreshing experience.
Before we dive into the Tequila Mule, let’s appreciate the legacy of the Moscow Mule. This iconic cocktail was born in the 1940s when a combination of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice came together in a copper mug. The Moscow Mule gained immense popularity and became a timeless classic. The Tequila Mule takes inspiration from this beloved cocktail and infuses it with the bold and vibrant flavors of tequila
Tequila: Opt for a high-quality tequila to ensure a smooth and enjoyable drinking experience. Blanco or reposado tequila works well in this cocktail, as their flavors complement the other ingredients without overpowering them.
Ginger Beer: Ginger beer is the star ingredient in a Mule cocktail. Its spiciness and effervescence provide a refreshing and zingy character to the drink. Look for a good-quality ginger beer that balances the heat of ginger with a touch of sweetness.
Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice adds tanginess and acidity to balance the sweetness of the ginger beer and tequila. Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
Ice: Ice is essential for chilling the cocktail and diluting it slightly, ensuring a smooth and refreshing experience.
Lime Wedges or Wheels: Garnish your cocktail with lime wedges or wheels for an attractive presentation and an extra burst of citrus aroma.
Optional Mint Leaves or Jalapeño Slices: For an additional layer of flavor, you can add a few mint leaves or jalapeño slices to your Tequila Mule. The mint leaves lend a refreshing note, while the jalapeño slices bring a spicy kick to the drink. Customize the recipe to suit your taste preferences.
Looking to get The Tequila Mule is a delightful twist on the classic Moscow Mule, infusing it with the bold and spirited essence of tequila. The combination of tequila, ginger beer, and lime juice creates a refreshing and invigorating cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re relaxing on a sunny patio or celebrating with friends, the Tequila Mule is sure to impress with its fiery flavors and tantalizing blend of ingredients. So, gather your copper mugs, mix up a batch of Tequila Mules, and let the zesty and spirited flavors transport you to a place of pure refreshment. Cheers!
- 4 oz. ginger beer (extra strong) we like to use Reed's
- 2 oz. tequila
- 1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 sprig fresh mint optional
- Add tequila, mint (optional), and lime juice in cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well for 15-20 seconds. Strain over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with remaining mint spring and serve. Enjoy!