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Mezcal Mule Recipe

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This Mezcal Mule recipe is ready in just moments perfect for serving at parties, barbecues and sipping by the pool! This 3-ingredient mule made with mezcal is super refreshing and really showcases mezcal’s complex, smoky flavor.

Mule in a copper mug on a white marble countertop next to a bottle of mezcal.
You’re going to love how easy it is to make this Mezcal Mule recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Mezcal Mule Recipe

Say hello to the Mezcal Moscow Mule! If you’re looking for a simple mezcal cocktail recipe this is it.

It’s an easy and refreshing mezcal cocktail recipe that lets you enjoy the flavors of your favorite mezcal in a simple, refreshing drink.

I can’t get enough of Mule Cocktails because they work with so many different spirits and flavor combinations. There is just something about the combination of ginger beer and citrus fruit (in this case keeping it classic with fresh lime) that makes almost everything on my bar sing.

Related: Tequila Mule

Today it is the turn of smoky mezcal to be given the Mule treatment.

So if you enjoy a classic Moscow Mule, you’ve got a favorite bottle of mezcal on hand — or you’re just looking for an excuse to break out those super pretty copper mugs, this Mezcal Mule recipe is for you!

This is a great introductory cocktail for anyone looking to get started with Mezcal.

Ingredients

Mezcal Mule ingredients on a white marble countertop.
You only need three ingredients to make a refreshing Mezcal Mule!

Here’s what you need to make this Mezcal Mule recipe:

I made this Mezcal Mule cocktail with Casamigos Mezcal. It’s not a super authentic Mezcal but I had had it on my shelf for a year. Mezcal is a bit too smoky for my taste. There are also more authentic mezcals on the market, and not all of them are super smoky so choose something that suits your own tastes.

Same goes with the ginger beer – this is such a simple, refreshing cocktail to make with mezcal it is hard to go wrong using your favorite ingredients.

But, you really do want to use fresh lime here instead of a substitute like Rose’s Lime. Good mezcal can be pricy, so you want to pair it with the best ingredients!

Be sure to scroll down to the printable recipe card for the full recipe and ingredient list.

How to Make a Mule with Mezcal

Woman pouring a measure of mezcal into a copper mule mug.

Step 1

Fill a copper mug with ice.

Step 2

Add the mezcal and lime juice. Stir together.

Woman measuring ginger beer into a copper mule mug.

Step 3

Pour over the ginger beer.

Overhead shot of a mezcal mule in a copper mug garnished with a lime wheel.

Step 4

Add a lime wheel to garnish!

Tips

  • I like to measure out my ginger beer for mules. Ginger beer can overpower the flavor of other ingredients you are using so you don’t want to fill to the top of the cup or you will throw off the balance.
  • If you are making several of these you’ll want to use a citrus squeezer. This is my favorite one because it is sturdy and washes well in the dishwasher.

Variations


  • MAKE IT SPICY – muddle a few Jalapeño slices with the mezcal in another glass before straining it over the ice to give this Mezcal Moscow Mule a bit of a kick!
  • USE TEQUILA – of course, if you don’t have mezcal to hand, a good tequila is a good substitute to make a Tequila Mule. Also see my FAQ’s below for mixing tequila and mezcal in this drink.
  • DITCH THE GINGER BEER – Don’t have ginger beer on hand? No problem. Mezcal, fresh lime and some agave syrup is a delicious drink to sip.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to serve this Mezcal Mule in a copper mug?

No, but it does look super pretty plus it helps keep your drink super cold for as long as possible. If you love a good mule, you’ll want to invest in some! While it doesn’t act like an insulated cup, it does get frosty on the outside and make the sipping experience really great.

Can I make this mule with ginger ale instead of ginger beer?

Yes, but remember using Ginger Ale will make a much, much sweeter drink and won’t have quite as much ginger flavor.

I like the smoky flavor of the mezcal but it is a bit too much in this drink. Is there any way I can tone it down a little?

Yes! Simply replace half the mezcal with tequila to make a more balanced drink if mezcal is not to your taste. You can also play with the ratios to make your own signature drink.

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Mule in a copper mug standing next to a bottle of Mezcal and fresh lime wedges.

Refreshing Mezcal Moscow Mule Recipe

This quick and delicious Mezcal Mule only involves 3 simple ingredients – the perfect cocktail for mezcal lovers to enjoy their favorite spirit in a slow sipping drink!
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 177kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fill a copper mug with ice.
  • Add the mezcal and lime juice. Stir together.
  • Pour over the ginger beer, and add the lime wheel garnish.

Notes

For a less smoky flavor, replace half the mezcal for tequila to make a more balanced drink if using just mezcal is not to your taste. You can also play with the ratios to make your own signature drink.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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