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Mexican Mule Cocktail

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A Mexican Mule is a refreshing cocktail made with tequila, lime, ginger syrup, or ginger beer, and topped with seltzer water.

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

Hands down my favorite cocktail to sip during the warmer months is a Mule. It’s so refreshing and when you make it with Tequila, it’s called a Mexican Mule.

The beauty of cocktail making is that once you have the base recipe down, you can customize with different spirits and add-ins to switch up the flavor.

Base Recipe for any Mule:

  • Spirit (Tequila, Vodka, Gin, or Whiskey) And yes, each one makes a great mule!
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Ginger Beer (or a Ginger Syrup + Seltzer Water)
Ingredients for cocktail- Tequila, Topo Chico, Ginga Syrup, lime, and mint leaves.

Ginger Syrup vs Ginger Beer

This is a personal preference, but I’ve fallen in love with this Ginga Syrup from a local cocktail mixer company here in Phoenix, Iconic Cocktail. It’s all natural ingredients and lower amounts of sugar compared to ginger beer.

If I am using a ginger beer, I prefer one that has more ginger taste and less sugar. Please don’t use Ginger Ale, which has a very mild ginger taste and more sugar.

Fever Tree and Q Ginger Beer’s are both great options for ginger beer.

Hand holding copper mug.

How to Make a Mexican Mule with Ginger Syrup

  • 2 oz Tequila Blanco
  • 1 oz Ginger Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Lime juice
  • Ice and Top with Seltzer Water (I used Topo Chico)

Using ginger syrup is a great way to have flexibility with the flavors of your mule and control the sugar.

For example you can turn your Mexican Mule into a Prickly Pear Mule by doing .5 oz of Ginger Syrup and .5 oz of Prickly Pear Syrup.

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

You can also use different flavors of seltzer water. I loved the carbonation in Topo Chico, and they also have a lime and grapefruit flavor too!

For a polished look, serve your Mexican Mule in a copper mug for an ice cold cocktail and garnish with some fresh mint and lime slices. I have some affordable mugs linked below.

Doesn’t this Mexican Mule look so refreshing!?

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

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Cocktails go great with Chips and Salsa or Elote Dip.

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

Mexican Mule Recipe

A Mexican Mule is a refreshing cocktail made with tequila, lime, ginger syrup, or ginger beer, and topped with seltzer water.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Drink


  • 2 ounce Tequila or Spirit of Choice (Vodka, Gin, Whiskey, etc…)
  • ½ ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 ounce Ginger Syrup I used Iconic Cocktail Ginga Syrup
  • Ice and Seltzer Water for Topping off.
  • Mint Leaves and Lime Slices for Garnishing


  • Add Tequila, Lime Juice, and Ginger syrup to a copper mug or glass and stir. Fill mug with ice and top with seltzer water. Garnish with mint leaves and lime slices.
  • If using ginger beer- Mix tequila and lime juice in a mug or glass and stir. Add ice and fill with Ginger Beer.


Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.01gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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