This cocktail is a fun variation on the traditional Moscow Mule.
In order to make a Mexican Moscow Mule, all you have to do is swap in tequila for the usual vodka and you’re in business!
It’s pretty obvious that I <3 Moscow Mules, right?
It’s not really a secret at this point that I’m pretty enamored with Moscow Mule cocktails. Seriously, just search this blog.
You’ll find more than a handful of really delicious variations on the classic vodka + lime juice + ginger beer cocktail.
What to make, what to make…
Last weekend, when in need of an adult beverage, I took stock of my pantry. Ginger beer? Check. Limes? Check.
I was well on my way to enjoying a refreshing Moscow Mule. When it came time to select the liquor for this drink, I got to thinking… why not tequila instead of vodka?
We all know that tequila and lime play very well together (hello, margaritas). But tequila and ginger beer? Only one way to find out!
We have a winner!
And you know what? As it turns out, they’re great together! And thus, the Mexican Moscow Mule was born.
These Mexican Moscow Mules are super refreshing, making them perfect for the upcoming warmer weather. If Winter ever ends, that is. They’d also be great alongside any Mexican food that you love to eat.
If you need suggestions for food pairings, let me recommend:
- Roasted Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
- Three Ingredient Slow Cooker Taco Chicken
- Pressure Cooker Carnitas
- 1.5 oz tequila
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- ginger beer, to fill glass
- lime wedge, for garnish
Pour the tequila into a copper mug filled with ice
Squeeze the half lime into the mug
Top with ginger beer
Note: I like reposado or añejo tequilas, but use whatever you like!
Interested in more Moscow Mule recipes?
Check out these Moscow Mule variations: Bourbon Moscow Mules, Cranberry Vanilla, Caramel Apple, Pomegranate Champagne, Old Kentucky Mules (bourbon + apple cider), and original Moscow Mules (with a slight twist)!