The Story Behind The Mexican Mule
All Mule drinks originate from the non-alcoholic beverage known as the Horse’s Neck, which consists of ginger ale and a long lemon peel and dates to the late 19th century. Bartenders soon took to spiking the refreshing beverage, usually with bourbon or rye, and the “Horse’s Neck With a Kick” was born. As time wore on, the name was shortened to mule, a creature known to kick backward and sideways with a powerful punch.
The Mexican Mule trades the vodka usually found in the Moscow Mule for tequila, and the result is spicy, sour, and delicious. Fill copper mugs with ice, top with tequila, lime juice, ginger beer, and stir for a five-star concoction that’s perfect for sipping on a hot day.
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3-4 ounces ginger beer
- Garnish: lime wheel
- Fill a copper mug with ice.
- Add tequila, lime juice, and ginger beer and stir to combine.
- Garnish with lime wheel.