A Texas Mule cocktail is my twist on an old favorite, the iconic Moscow Mule recipe. Spicy, sweet, and tangy — you’ll love this refreshing, summer cocktail! The ginger flavor combined with the hot sauce gives the drink a bite that leaves your lips tingling. Make it in a pitcher because this is going to disappear fast!
For this recipe you’ll need: reposado tequila, peach schnapps, simple syrup, lime juice, hot sauce, extra ginger ginger beer, basil leaves or mint leaves
Love This Twist on a Moscow Mule
I can’t really remember when I had my first Moscow Mule cocktail but it’s a drink that I’ve loved for a long time. I am unable to resist anything with good ginger flavor so it really is a no brainer. I was even happier when I discovered that if you put bourbon in it instead of vodka you got a Kentucky Mule.
It’s not like I wasn’t satisfied with those wonderful drinks. I was. And I am. It’s just that Texans have a lot of pride in our state and I decided that if there was a Moscow Mule and a Kentucky Mule then by golly there was going to be a Texas Mule. I thought about just substituting the vodka with tequila but that makes a Mexican Mule. No bueno.
Then I started thinking about Texas and especially my area. Peaches!
So after a few failures that went down the sink I ended up with this Texas Mule. Tangy, sweet, spicy and enough kick to knock you on your butt… Sounds like Texas to me.
I would have garnished with sliced jalapeno if I had one but I didn’t. Since I mixed this at 5 o clock this morning (the dogs decided it was time to wake up) there was no way I was heading out to the store to get a jalapeno when basil from my kitchen porch would work just fine.
I know that mules are generally served in chilled copper cups but my sensory processing disorder is not compatible with copper touching my lips… go ahead and use them if you like… I prefer glass. 🙂
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If you can handle the feeling of copper then these copper mugs are perfect to serve the Texas Mule cocktail in! This Barsmith Honey Ginger Syrup can be used in place of the simple syrup to add more ginger flavor to your Texas Mule.
Texas Mule Cocktail Recipe with Tequila
This is truly one of my favorite summer cocktails. It’s uniquely spicy and sweet – if you love this recipe please give it a 5 star rating. Thanks!
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- 2 Basil or mint leaves
- 2 ounces reposado tequila
- 1 ounce peach schnapps
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 2 dashes hot sauce
- 2 ounces extra ginger ginger beer
- Muddle the basil leaves in the bottom of a shaker.
- Add the tequila, peach schnapps, simple syrup, lime juice, and hot sauce.
- Add ice and shake vigorously for a minute or so.
- Add ice to an on the rocks glass.
- Strain the tequila mixture into the glass.
- Top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with more basil leaves.
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