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Mexican Mule Recipe (Tequila Mule)

This refreshing Mexican Mule is the perfect cross between a margarita and moscow mule. This simple cocktail only requires 4 ingredients and could not be easier to make. The fresh limes and mint make it the perfect summer drink.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drink & Cocktails
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Brianna May


  • 8 ounces (1 cup) ginger beer*
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) silver tequila
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Optional Garnish:
  • mint leaves


  • In a small pitcher, jar, or cocktail shaker, mix together the ginger beer, tequila, and lime juice.
  • Pour over a tall glass of ice and enjoy. Garnish with extra limes and mint leaves if desired.


Use good quality tequila. Since a Mexican mule is only tequila, ginger beer, and lime juice, you want to use a good quality tequila because you will definitely taste it. I love Casamigos tequila. 
Use freshly squeezed lime juice. In general, I never recommend using store bought lime juice, but especially not for cocktails where the flavor of the lime juice is so prominent. Fresh lime juice has a much brighter taste. 
Mix and pour over ice right before serving. This ensures the cocktail does not get watered down. It is best to mix a mule right before serving so the ginger beer is fizzy.
Virgin moscow mule: Swap the 2 ounces of tequila for club soda.
Mexican mule reposado: Use any reposado or gold tequila in place of silver tequila.
Mezcal: Swap the silver tequila for mezcal. It has a smokey flavor that really adds a unique flavor to the classic mule. 
Spicy mexican mule: Muddle a couple of thin jalapeño slices in the lime juice before adding the other ingredients. You can also use a spicy margarita salt on the rim of the glass. 
Add a splash of orange juice or orange liqueur: This adds even more fresh citrusy flavor to the tequila mule. 
Extra sweet: Add a little agave syrup to the tequila mule. This pairs well with the tequila and will make the cocktail sweeter. 


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g