You'll love this Spicy Tequila Mule with Jalapeno! This simple recipe is refreshing with a kick! If you're looking for an easy tequila cocktail, this one is fantastic. Served over ice in a copper mug (or not), this drink is full of flavor (thanks to the fresh lime and ginger beer) and is great any time of year.
In a tall glass, add 4 pieces of jalapeno and 2 ginger pieces.
Add lime juice and muddle (taking care to not splash any in your eye).
Add tequila and Triple Sec and give a quick stir.
Top with ginger beer.
Garnish with jalapeno and a sprig of cilantro.
This is spicy. But you can make it even spicier if you're into that kind of personal torture by adding more jalapeno (with seeds) and even more ginger.
If you don't have Triple Sec, you can leave it out. This drink will still taste amazing!
If you don't have fresh ginger, no worries, the ginger beer will still give the drink plenty of flavors.
To make this a regular Tequila Mule, you can leave out the spice altogether or make an even easier version (See my Tequila Mule recipe).
You can muddle any kind of fresh fruit in the glass to add another layer of flavor. Grapefruit would be SO good!
You can use reposado tequila if you prefer it. I like the flavor of Blanco a little bit better.
*NOTE: Fresh ginger and jalapeno give this Jalapeno Tequila Mule Recipe its spice. 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. Make sure to wash your hands immediately after handling either ingredient and DO NOT touch your face or eyes or other sensitive areas of the skin and body.