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The margarita is one of the most famous and beloved cocktails of all time. This iced drink is a blend of tequila, lime juice, sugar, and ice. However, the margarita is not a traditional drink in Mexico. The margarita originated in the United States in the early 20th century.

As the temperatures drop, so does the temperature of your home. Inside, you feel the chill, and outside you see the frost forming. It seems the only thing keeping you warm is your favorite cocktail. It’s true that the cold weather makes us want to drink something with a punch, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the only way to get your drink fix. If you’re looking for something that is spicy and delicious, this is the drink for you.

A Mexican Mule is a light drink prepared with tequila, lime, ginger syrup or ginger beer, and seltzer water.

Completed Mexican Mule in a copper cup with a min and lime garnish.

A Mule is without a doubt my favorite beverage to drink throughout the summer. It’s very refreshing, and it’s known as a Mexican Mule when made with Tequila.

The beauty of cocktail creation is that after you’ve nailed down the basic formula, you can experiment with various spirits and add-ins to change up the taste profile.

Any Mule’s base recipe is as follows:

  • Tequila, Vodka, Gin, or Whiskey are all excellent mule ingredients.
  • Lime Juice, Fresh
  • Ginger Beer (or Ginger Syrup + Seltzer Water) is a refreshing beverage.

Ingredients for cocktail- Tequila, Topo Chico, Ginga Syrup, lime, and mint leaves.

Ginger Beer vs. Ginger Syrup

This is just a personal taste, but I’ve fallen in love with this Ginga Syrup from Iconic Cocktail, a local cocktail mixer business in Phoenix. It’s made with all-natural ingredients and has less sugar than ginger beer.

If I’m going to drink ginger beer, I prefer one with a stronger ginger flavor and less sweetness. Please do not use Ginger Ale, which contains more sugar and has a very weak ginger flavor.

Both Fever Tree and Q Ginger Beers are excellent ginger beers.

Hand holding copper mug.

How to Make a Ginger Syrup Mexican Mule

  • Tequila Blanco, 2 ounces
  • 1 ounce Ginger Syrup 1 oz Ginger Syrup 1 oz Ginger Syr
  • 12 ounces lime juice
  • Top with Seltzer Water and ice (I used Topo Chico)

Using ginger syrup allows you to be more creative with your mule’s tastes while keeping the sugar under check.

You may, for example, convert your Mexican Mule into a Prickly Pear Mule by. 5 oz Ginger Syrup, plus Prickly Pear Syrup, 5 oz.

Hand pouring a glass bottle of topo chico into a copper mug.

Different varieties of seltzer water may also be used. Topo Chico has a great carbonation, and it also has a lime and grapefruit taste.

Serve your Mexican Mule in a copper mug for an ice cold drink and garnish with fresh mint and lime slices for a professional appearance. I’ve included some links to several reasonably priced mugs below.

Isn’t this Mexican Mule really refreshing?

Overhead view of cocktail in a copper mug with a mint and lime slice garnish.

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Mexican mule cocktail in a copper mug with condensation on the side and a mint and lime slice garnish.

Recipe for a Mexican Mule

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A Mexican Mule is a light drink prepared with tequila, lime, ginger syrup or ginger beer, and seltzer water.

Time to prepare: 5 minutes

5 minutes total


  • Stir together Tequila, Lime Juice, and Ginger Syrup in a copper mug or tumbler. Fill the cup halfway with ice and half-way with seltzer water. Mint leaves and lime slices may be used as garnish.

  • If using ginger beer, mix together the tequila and lime juice in a cup or tumbler. Fill the glass with ice and Ginger Beer.


On the heels of the Mule Cocktail, here’s a fun twist on a classic. The Mexican Mule! Here’s one on the menu at the 23 and Over Club, the cocktail lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The 23 and Over Club is one of the most interesting bars in Vegas. It’s a different kind of bar, and they know how to do a cocktail right. The goal is to learn more about the subjects by researching them and writing blog posts about them. This is the first post in this three part series.. Read more about pitcher of mexican mule and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are mule drinks in copper cups?

Mule drinks are traditionally served in copper cups because they were originally made with a copper pot.

What is the mixture of a mule?

A mule is a cross between a male donkey and female horse.

Is a mule a girly drink?

A mule is a drink that contains vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice.

Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.