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Mexican Mule

Experience a refreshing twist on the classic Moscow Mule with the Mexican Mule, a zesty cocktail that combines the crispness of ginger beer with the bold flavors of tequila.

This south-of-the-border variation is perfect for those who enjoy a tangy and spirited beverage.

Key Takeaways

  • Who This Drink Appeals To: Cocktail enthusiasts and anyone seeking a lively and flavorful libation.
  • Estimated Duration: Ready in about 5 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: A lively fusion of tequila, lime, and ginger beer.

Equipment Required

  1. Copper mug or highball glass
  2. Bar spoon
  3. Ice cubes


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wheel for garnish


  1. Fill the Mug: Fill mug/glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add Tequila and Lime Juice: Pour in the tequila, followed by the fresh lime juice.
  3. Top with Ginger Beer: Fill the mug with ginger beer, leaving some space at the top.
  4. Stir Gently: Give the ingredients a gentle stir with a bar spoon.
  5. Garnish: Garnish with a lime wheel on the rim of the mug.

Side Dishes

Pair your Mexican Mule with a plate of spicy Mexican street corn (elote) or guacamole and tortilla chips for a flavorful combination.

Storage Options

Best enjoyed fresh to maintain the effervescence of the ginger beer.

Ingredient Substitutes

Experiment with different types of tequila or add a splash of orange liqueur for a citrusy kick.

Alternatives to This Meal

For a non-alcoholic version, replace the tequila with a non-alcoholic tequila substitute or ginger ale.

For other alternatives, try:

  1. Paloma: The Paloma is a classic Mexican cocktail made with tequila, grapefruit soda (or fresh grapefruit juice and club soda), and lime juice. It’s a refreshing and citrusy option.
  2. Tequila Sunrise: This cocktail includes tequila, orange juice, and grenadine. While it doesn’t have the ginger element, it’s a well-known and flavorful tequila-based drink.


The Mexican Mule is not just a cocktail; it’s a lively and spirited sip that combines the best of the Moscow Mule with the bold flavors of tequila. Whether enjoyed at a festive gathering or as a casual treat, this south-of-the-border twist adds a touch of fiesta to your drink. ┬íSalud y mula mexicana! (Cheers and Mexican Mule!)