Have I got a drink for you! It seemed like all of a sudden, Moscow Mules got super trendy and were on every cocktail menu. I totally get it. They’re super tasty and refreshing and really easy to make at home. So I started trying out all kinds of different versions like this Bourbon Moscow Mule. I quickly knew that I needed to try one with tequila, a Mexican Mule if you please, and was not disappointed! It’s such a great twist on the classic recipe. I don’t love spicy foods, but there is something amazing about a cocktail with a little bit of a spicy kick so I came up with this spicy Mexican Mule Recipe to share with you!
To give this Mexican Mule Recipe its spice, you’ll need fresh ginger and jalapeno. But use caution. Everyone knows that jalapeno can burn your face off thanks to its devil seeds. The ginger also adds a nice fire to this drink. Ginger beer, lime juice and bitters are consistent with the original recipe but the tequila and triple sec bring this cocktail south of the border. Ole.DO NOT CUT YOUR JALAPENO AND THEN RUB YOUR EYES! Or touch your nose. Having allergies truly sucks and my constantly runny nose really tried to ruin me with some jalapeno hands and a flimsy tissue. Don’t be me. Be smarter. Maybe even wear gloves. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Now that we’ve talked safety we can start making the drink. Muddle a few slices of jalapeno (without seeds if you are a sissy like me) and a few slices of fresh ginger. Release those fragrant and spicy juices and oils. Add your fresh lime juice, tequila and Triple Sec (and agave syrup if you need it.)Add a glass full of ice, top with ginger beer and a few dashes of bitters. I used to think that it was ok to skip the bitters but it’s not. It adds a richness to the drink that is wonderful. It’s like Worcestershire Sauce but for cocktails. I spelled that right on the first try…Boom.This is spicy. But you can make it even more spicy if you’re in to that kind of personal torture by adding more jalapeno (with seeds) and even more ginger. But why would you?? I accidentally had jalapeno ranch dressing for lunch today (accidentally because I didn’t read that on the package of the salad kit but, seriously, who would put jalapenos in ranch dressing? It’s just mean) and my stomach is literally on fire. So I’m good with this lightly spicy Mexican Mule Recipe with jalapeno.
Garnish with more jalapeno and a sprig of cilantro because it smells really good as you bring the drink up to your face hole. A Moscow Mule is so five minutes ago. Mix up this Mexican Mule Recipe and dazzle your friends. They’ll love it! I literally just hesitated scratching my eye from even talking about jalapeno and I didn’t even make this drink today. Drink at your own risk! But do drink one!
- 1 1/2 ounces Tequila
- 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
- Juice from one lime (about 1 ounce)
- Ginger Beer (about 4 ounces)
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced
- ginger, peeled and sliced
- dash of bitters
- Cilantro for garnish, optional
- Slice your jalapeno in half, lengthwise.
- Remove the seeds.
- Cut jalapeno in to slices.
- Peel the ginger and cut in to coin sized pieces
- In a tall glass, add a few jalapeno pieces and 2 ginger pieces.
- Add lime juice and muddle.
- Add tequila and Triple Sec and give a quick stir.
- Add ice.
- Top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with jalapeno and a sprig of cilantro.
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