I didn’t realize that I loved tequila until well into my 30’s. Then I needed to use it in ALL my cocktails.
As a big fan of Moscow Mule recipes, I decided that swapping out the vodka for a tequila version made perfect, delicious, sense.
If you’re a fan of the classic cocktail with ginger beer, you’ll love this south of the border twist!
A Mexican Mule is quick and easy, super refreshing and might end up being your new favorite cocktail.
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A Mexican Mule is my fave summer cocktail
The college years really do everyone a disservice by making you think all tequila is gross and will wreck you.
Once I figured out that there are different brands, some that actually taste really good, it opened up a whole new world of cocktails for me.
But lately I’ve been on a total margarita kick and I’m finding that I really enjoy tequila. Not like I’m out doing shots or anything.
So I decided to try out a Tequila Mule. I quite like it and I think you will too. Add this to your list of favorite warm weather cocktails!
How to make a Tequila Mule
To make a Moscow Mule with Tequila, you need just a few ingredients.
- ginger beer
What type of tequila should I use
Now I know there are different types of tequila and everyone probably has a personal preference.
I prefer to use clear tequilas as opposed to something that is golden (which means it was aged). But that is personal preference.
What type of ginger beer should I use
Reed’s is my favorite brand 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.
Think of ginger ale like that singing group Nelson from the early 90’s.
Whereas Reed’s Ginger Beer is like Def Leppard.
There are many brands of ginger beer on the market and I’m slowly trying to taste them all. Reed’s is always a good, classic choice.
But if there is a brand you like better, user that!
If you would like it sweeter you can certainly add in a little simple syrup or agave.
I like to use copper mugs to serve these, but they also work fine in a pint glass or low ball.
- Add ice to a copper mug or tall cocktail glass.
- Add tequila, lime juice and ginger beer.
- Use a bar spoon to stir.
- Garnish with a lime.
It’s a really unfussy cocktail I promise. It’s nice and refreshing. The way a cocktail should be.
Drink up amigo!
A Tequila Mule is the perfect cocktail to go along with any Mexican themed menu.
I served them for a fun girl’s night party I called Chicks and Salsa.
Looking for something with an extra kick? Check out my recipe for a legit spicy Mexican Mule with Jalapeno.
More Mule Recipes
- Don’t miss this Strawberry Mint Moscow Mule. It’s fruity, refreshing and a great spring cocktail idea.
- Make this Bourbon Moscow Mule right now. Whiskey adds a whole new dimension of flavor!
- Keep it classic with the perfect Moscow Mule Recipe. You can’t go wrong with this vodka-based drink.
Printable Recipe For a Moscow Mule with Tequila
- 1 1/2 ounces Tequila
- Juice from 1 lime
- Reed's Ginger Beer, about 3 ounces
- Over a glass of ice, squeeze the fresh lime juice.
- Add your favorite tequila and top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with a lime and a sprig of fresh mint.
- Clap the fresh mint between your palms to release the fragrant oils.
Serving Size1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 158Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 0gSugar 14gProtein 0g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
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This delicious Mexican Mule is easy to make and a great summer cocktail idea!