The Mexican Mule

May 5, 2016

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Happy Cinco De Mayo! Or as we say in the US, Happy Reason to Eat Tacos and Drink Margaritas (as if we needed one).

I am super excited to share my new favorite cocktail. I haven’t done many cocktail posts, a travesty I hope to remedy, since I have recently gotten into a little mixologist love. My sister Aly is way more up on what all the cool kids are doing since she has worked at really upscale bars and restaurants, and creates things like lavender champagne spritzers and lemon-thyme simple syrups so I know there is a whole rainbow of things to do in the cocktail world and I am just dipping my baby toe into the fun.

Enter Mexican Mules – I ordered a Moscow Mule recently with an apricot twist, and it was so yummy and refreshing. When I looked up the recipe, I found a Mexican Mule, which replaces the vodka with tequila. This was compelling because tequila makes me laugh. (Skinny Girl Margarita forever.)

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I was unprepared for how delicious the Mexican Mule would be. The spicy sweetness from the ginger beer mixed with the sourness of the lime just makes fireworks happen. It’s a Cinco De Mayo party in your mouth.

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It is so refreshing that I have already served it twice to friends that came over, even though we have barely broken 60 degrees here in New England. I forsee a steady supply of ginger beer in my shopping cart in warmer days, friends.

So I had to share the love. And I also should tell you that the box of ginger beer (which I found at my liquor store) has these other brilliant suggestions:

  • Vanilla Mule with vanilla vodka
  • Raspberry Mule using raspberry vodka
  • The ‘Hot’ Mule using spicy vodka (which sounds so good I am on a spice kick in my drinks right now)
  • Blueberry Mule using – you guessed it blueberry vodka + fresh blueberries. 

But if you are a tequila fan or just adventurous, I highly recommend this one. It’s a keeper. xoxo Katie

Mexican Mule:

1 1/2 oz Patron Tequila (or your favorite brand)

3 oz. Ginger Beer

Juice of Half a Lime + Lime wedges for serving

(I also like to water it down with some seltzer when I am hosting a party or otherwise am trying to be a responsible human being).

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