This spicy take on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail utilizes tequila instead of vodka for a Mexican twist. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or Taco Tuesday festivities.
If you’re a Moscow Mule fan, you’ve got to try this version that has a Mexican twist!
It uses Tequila in place of the vodka and has a bit of Chile liqueur for a touch of fresh roasted pepper flavor and a hint of heat.
We had them on Cinco de Mayo with Mexican spaghetti and it was a great pairing! We will definitely be having them with birria tacos and nachos in the future.
- Tequila – You can use any tequila you’d prefer, blanco or reposado. Some we like include Espolon, Cazadores, and 1800.
- Chile Liqueur – Ancho Reyes is really popular in the craft cocktail world for adding slight heat and chile pepper flavor. I like the Verde version made with poblanos.
- Lime – The key to any great cocktail is fresh squeezed citrus. Avoid bottled lime juice as it is filled with preservatives that negatively alter the flavor.
- Simple Syrup – You can buy simple syrup, or easily make your own at home – just add a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water to a sauce pan and gently stir over medium low heat until dissolved.
- Ginger Beer – Any brand of ginger beer will work, so just choose your favorite.
- Don’t have any Ancho Reyes? You could use a jalapeño simple syrup instead.
- Having a party? You can easily make a large batch of this cocktail in a pitcher to make serving a breeze.
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2 oz Tequila
1 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Ancho Reyes Verde
0.5 oz Simple Syrup
Fill a copper mug with ice.
Add tequila, lime juice, and Ancho Reyes.
Fill to the top with ginger beer.
Garnish with lime and a pepper, if desired. Enjoy!