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Mexican Mule

Mexican Mule

Introducing the crisp Mexican Mule – a Mexican twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Tequila is swapped in for the vodka to create a bubbly, slightly spicy and vibrant Mexican Mule recipe.

This tequila mule has only 3 ingredients: high-end tequila, ginger beer and lime juice. It’s as simple to make as a 3-ingredient CheladaIrish Mule and Strawberry Mule.

Mexican Mules pair perfectly with many popular Cinco de Mayo recipes, including our collections of Carne Asada recipes, Birria recipes, Achiote Chicken and Pollo Asado recipes.

What Is A Mexican Mule

A Mexican Mule is basically a Moscow mule with tequila instead of vodka. Tequila Moscow Mules are a bit more flavorful that the original, thanks to the addition of tequila vs vodka, which has a very neutral flavor. The simple and refreshing nature of the cocktail makes it a great summertime cocktail recipe, along with our popular Mexican Candy Shot.

Top down photo of a copper mug with liquid, jalapeno slices and wedge slices in it.

Tequila Mule Ingredients

Only a few simple ingredients are required to make this tequila mule recipe.  It’s an easy alternative to the classic Margarita, Cantaritos and Hibiscus Margarita.

  • Tequila – You can’t have a Mexican themed cocktail recipe without tequila! As stated above, you need a high quality tequila. Our go-to for Mexican Mules is Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila
  • Ginger Beer – Try the different brands to see which one you like best!
  • Lime Juice – Skip the bottled lime juice and go straight to the produce aisle. Fresh lime juice makes a huge difference to the final flavor. 

Tip – use leftover tequila and lime juice to make a Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria or Bloody Caesar

Ginger Beer Options

There are many brands of ginger beer to choose from, and all are wildly different from each other. Here are our favorite three brands of ginger beer, as well as their flavor profile:

  • Bundaberg- This is our favorite option, and is readily available at Costco. It’s the perfect balance of carbonation, sweet and spicy (from the ginger).
  • Fever-Tree- Fabulous carbonation and sweetness, but lighter on the ginger flavor vs. other brands.
  • Q Ginger Beer-  High on life this one! Think high bubbles, high heat and high sweetness. Much “bolder” than other brands.
Product shot of Bundaberg Ginger Beer

When To Serve A Mexican Moscow Mule

There’s really no bad time to serve a Mexican Mule, Ranch Water or any Moscow Mule Recipes

  • Cinco de Mayo party!
  • Beach or Pool Parties
  • Birthday Bashes
  • Christmas Parties
  • Baby Showers
  • Bachelorette Party
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Graduation Party


  • The Mexican mule is typically served in Copper Mugs or a highball glass, but use whatcha got! We adore our copper mugs, so it’s a nice splurge if you can swing it.
  • Scale up and make a “party punch”. Add the tequila and lime juice to a large pitcher and stir. When ready to serve, add the ginger beer. As ginger beer is carbonated, and will go flat, don’t add it too far in advance. Right before serving is best.
  • Tequila mule garnish ideas: jalapeno slices, lime wheel, fresh mint.
  • Do not replace the ginger beer with ginger ale. They are two different beverages. 
  • Chill the ginger beer prior to using to ensure an icy cold beverage.
Mexican Mule


Here’s how to mix up this Mexican Mule drink, if you’re looking for an extra bump of flavor.

  • Christmas Theme –  Add in a bit of cranberry simple syrup and top it with fresh cranberries for a festive twist.
  • Spicy Mexican Mule – muddle some jalapeños in the bottom of the mug, before adding the ice, to add some heat.

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3 moscow mules in copper cups with lime and jalapeno.

Mexican Mule

Introducing the Mexican Mule – A Mexican twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Tequila is swapped in for the vodka for a bubbly and balanced Mexican Mule cocktail. This tequila mule has only 3 ingredients!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Cinco De Mayo Recipes, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice, Mexican Recipes, Tequila
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $3.00


  • 2 oz Tequila
  • .5 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 3-4 oz Ginger Beer
  • Garnish: Lime Wedge or Jalapeno Wheel


  • Fill a copper mug, or highball glass, 3/4 of the way with ice.
  • Add the tequila and lime juice and gently stir to combine.
  • Top with ginger beer, garnish and enjoy immediately.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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