With ginger beer and fresh lime, this Mexican Mule with tequila is quick and easy, super refreshing, and will likely be your new favorite cocktail to sip out of a frosty copper mug.
Originally posted September 25, 2013. Updated all the images and gave more detailed info on the recipe.
If you’re a fan of the classic Moscow Mule cocktail, you’ll love this south-of-the-border twist!
Why This Cocktail Works
The college years really do everyone a disservice by making you think all tequila is gross and will wreck you but once I figured out that the right bottle actually tastes really good, it opened up a whole new world of cocktails for me.
To make a Moscow Mule with Tequila, you need just three ingredients and it is refreshing and full of flavor.
It’s super easy to make right in the copper mug and is ready in just minutes.
I served them for a fun girl’s night party I called Chicks and Salsa.
Scroll down to the end of the post for a printable recipe card with full measurements and more detailed instructions.
- ginger beer
How to make a Tequila Mule
To a copper mug, add ice. Then add fresh lime juice.
I really love using this small glass measuring cup. I can never remember how much my jiggers hold so this measuring cup keeps things super simple.
I use it to make pretty much all my cocktails. You read more about my favorite bar tools here.
Top with ginger beer.
Copper mugs can hold a lot of liquid but when making any kind of mule, including a mule with tequila, you don’t want to use more than 3 oz. of ginger beer.
The flavor can be overpowering. Don’t be tempted to fill the cup to the brim.
A quick garnish with a lime slice and you’re good to go.
It’s a really unfussy cocktail I promise. It’s nice and refreshing. The way a cocktail should be.
While I love this refreshing cocktail in summer, it really is great all year long. It’s a little more of a drink than my standard tequila and soda. But still super easy.
Frequently Asked Questions
I prefer to use a blanco (also sometimes called white or silver) tequila. You can use Reposado if you prefer. You can read more about the different types of tequila but it’s usually a personal preference.
Two brands I love are Casamigos Blanco and Deleon Platinum.
Reed’s is one of my favorite brands of ginger beer and is available just about everywhere. Reed’s is strong. It’s like ginger ale, but not as sweet and with more bite. The Q Ginger Beer I used in this recipe was nice but a little bit sweeter than I typically like but really tasty.
I like to use copper mugs to serve these, but they also work fine in a pint glass or low ball. But a copper mug really does help to keep your cocktail nice and frosty. Literally, your hand will freeze if you don’t hold it by the handle.
A Mexican Mule is the perfect cocktail to go along with any Mexican-themed menu. If you found this recipe on Pinterest, you may have seen this image. This was from my original post all the way back in 2013!
This delicious Mexican Mule Recipe is easy to make and a great summer cocktail idea!
Looking for something with an extra kick? Check out my recipe for a legit spicy Tequila Mule with Jalapeno.
Need more tequila drink ideas? Delish.com has 20+ tequila drink recipes for you to browse. Cheers!
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- Over a glass of ice, add the fresh lime juice.
- Add your favorite tequila and top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with a lime slice.