The Mexican Mule

The Mexican Mule

Man, I could really go for a Mexican Mule cocktail right now. We are in the process of looking for a new apartment and things are starting to feel a little stressful. The housing market isn’t great around here unless you’re selling so this hasn’t been terribly fun thus far. I’m eager to just find a place but I’m really not looking forward to the packing, cleaning, moving, and unpacking process that is yet to come. So like I said, I could use a fun cocktail!

I’m sticking with the mule theme but today I’m mixing things up and using tequila and grapefruit instead of the usual vodka and lime. I always recommend using a tequila that is 100% agave for a drink that tastes silky smooth. I normally go for a tequila blanco but a friend just gave me some Herradura which is a reposado style tequila and is aged in oak barrels for 11 months so I used that. The Herradura gave it a slightly caramely taste that I really liked, but you could go with any type you like. Whatever you choose, the Mexican Mule cocktail is pretty delicious and would be a perfect Cinco de Mayo drink!

Mexican Mule

The Mexican Mule cocktail is pretty delicious and would be a perfect Cinco de Mayo drink!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 drink


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Ice
  • Simple syrup or agave if desired


  • Add the tequila and grapefruit juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well and then strain into a highball or rocks glass.
  • Add ice to the glass and then top off with ginger beer.
  • Add simple syrup or agave if needed.

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