Mexican Mule
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Mexican Mule
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4 / 5
The Mexican Mule is a vibrant and zesty cocktail that brings a spirited twist to the classic Moscow Mule by substituting vodka with the bold flavors of Tequila Reposado. This ... more The Mexican Mule is a vibrant and zesty cocktail that brings a spirited twist to the classic Moscow Mule by substituting vodka with the bold flavors of Tequila Reposado. This refreshing mix balances the sharpness of lime juice with the sweetness of sugar syrup, all topped off with the spicy kick of ginger beer. Served in a cocktail glass, the Mexican Mule offers a tantalizingly spicy yet sweet flavor profile, making it a perfect choice for those looking to enjoy a uniquely flavorful cocktail experience. With its lively combination of ingredients, the Mexican Mule has become a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts seeking a taste of Mexico with a gingery twist.
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Base ingredient
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Tequila Reposado
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13.71% | 2.4 units *
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Classic

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Mexican Mule offers a delightful twist on the classic mule, leveraging the oak and vanilla notes of Reposado tequila to create a cocktail with a warm, complex backbone. The sharp tang of lime juice and the smooth sweetness of sugar syrup blend harmoniously with the spicy fizz of ginger beer, making this drink a well-rounded and refreshing choice for tequila lovers and adventurous palates.

Method
How to make a Mexican Mule

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by adding the first three ingredients into a mug or glass, then give them a quick stir to mix everything together
After stirring, fill the glass two-thirds of the way full with cube-shaped ice
Next, gently pour ginger beer over the ice until it reaches near the top of the glass
Finally, complete your drink by topping it off with a generous heap of crushed ice, creating an attractive crown shape

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FAQ's

FAQ

What makes the Mexican Mule different from the classic Moscow Mule?

The primary difference between a Mexican Mule and a Moscow Mule lies in the choice of spirit. The Mexican Mule uses Tequila Reposado as its base spirit instead of the vodka used in a Moscow Mule. This change gives the Mexican Mule a richer, slightly smoky flavor profile distinct from the clean, crisp taste of the vodka-based Moscow Mule.

FAQ

Can I use any type of tequila for a Mexican Mule?

While you can technically use any type of tequila for a Mexican Mule, it is traditionally made with Tequila Reposado because of its smooth, nuanced flavor that comes from aging in oak barrels. Reposado tequila adds depth and complexity to the drink that you wouldn't get from a Blanco (unaged) or an Añejo (longer-aged) tequila.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

Is the Mexican Mule a strong cocktail?

The Mexican Mule has an alcohol content of approximately 13.71%, making it moderately strong. Its strength is similar to other mule cocktails but can vary slightly depending on the specific brands of ingredients used and any modifications to the recipe. However, the presence of ginger beer also makes it quite refreshing and balances the alcohol's potency.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve a Mexican Mule?

A Mexican Mule is best served cold in a lowball glass, as suggested. To enhance its flavor and presentation, it can be garnished with a lime wedge or a slice of lime on the rim of the glass. Adding a few ice cubes or crushed ice will keep the drink cold and refreshing for longer, especially in warmer climates.

FAQ

Can I prepare a Mexican Mule in advance for a party?

While you can mix the Tequila Reposado, lime juice, and sugar syrup in advance, it's best to add the ginger beer just before serving to preserve its carbonation and fizz. Pre-mixing the non-carbonated ingredients can save time for parties, but for the best taste and presentation, finalize each Mexican Mule individually by topping it off with fresh ginger beer and ice.

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