Discover the New Mexican Moscow Mule

New Mexican Moscow Mule

When you think of a Moscow Mule, you might envision the classic cocktail served in a shiny copper mug, its refreshing combination of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice making it a perennial favorite. But what if we took this iconic drink and gave it a Southwestern twist? Introducing the New Mexican Moscow Mule, a delightful fusion of traditional flavors and vibrant New Mexican ingredients.

The Heart of the Mule: A Southwestern Spirit

While the classic Moscow Mule relies on vodka, the New Mexican variation invites you to explore a more local spirit. Consider using a high-quality silver tequila or mezcal. Tequila brings a smooth, earthy flavor, while mezcal adds a smoky depth that can transport your taste buds straight to the heart of New Mexico.

What you need

  • 1 Tbsp chile salt
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 agave nectar
  • Fresh jalapeño slices
  • Lime wedges
  • Ginger beer
  • ice
  • Copper Mules mug

How to make

  1. Prep the Mug: fill your mug with ice. The chilled mug will keep your drink cold and enhance the experience.
  2. Add: 2oz Tequila over the ice.
  3. Mix in Lime Juice: Add 1 oz fresh lime juice. This adds the essential tangy kick.
  4. Sweeten: Stir in 1/2 oz agave nectar
  5. Top with Ginger Beer: Allow the fizz to mix with other ingredients.
  6. Spice it up: Add a few fresh jalapeño slices to give your Mule a hint of New Mexican spice.
  7. Garnish: Finish with lime wedge on the rim of your copper mug for a pop of color and an extra touch of citrus.

Why Jalapeño?

New Mexico is renowned for its chili peppers, and adding jalapeño slices to your Mule is a nod to this spicy tradition. The heat of the jalapeño complements the zing of the ginger beer and the smoothness of the tequila or mezcal, creating a well-balanced, flavorful cocktail.

Enjoying Your New Mexican Moscow Mule

Sip your New Mexican Moscow Mule slowly, savoring the interplay of spicy, sweet, and tangy flavors. The refreshing ginger beer and the cool, crisp lime juice make this drink perfect for a hot summer day, while the warmth of the jalapeño and the rich complexity of the tequila ensure it's a hit year-round.

Final Thoughts

The New Mexican Moscow Mule is more than just a cocktail; it's an experience. It combines the best of traditional Moscow Mule elements with the unique and bold flavors of New Mexico, offering a refreshing, spicy, and thoroughly enjoyable drink. So, next time you're in the mood for a cocktail, give the New Mexican Moscow Mule a try. Cheers to delicious innovations and the spirit of New Mexico!


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