This Kicking Mezcal Mule is a tasty twist on a Moscow Mule. It has the perfect balance of smoky and sweet with a little heat!

Mezcal Mule with a Kick

This cocktail wins me over every time! I love mezcal and Moscow Mules so when Brandon created this cocktail for me one night, it was love at first sip. It’s smoky and slightly sweet with a nice spice from the ginger beer and cayenne. Everyone that we’ve shared this cocktail with has really enjoyed it, even those who think they don’t like mezcal!

Mezcal Mule with a Kick

If you’ve never tried mezcal, you might wonder what it tastes like. It’s a Mexican spirit that is in the same family as tequila, but oh so different in taste. It’s complex and smoky with a slight sweetness. Sipping mezcal on its own is impressive. Mixing it into a beautifully balanced cocktail is the way to enjoy it, in my opinion.

Swapping the vodka for mezcal in this variation of a Moscow Mule results in a surprisingly delicious cocktail where the rich smokiness of the mezcal balances the ginger and passion fruit so nicely while allowing the spice from the cayenne to really tantalize the taste buds and have them begging for more. It makes for a fantastic sip!

Mezcal Mule with a Kick

I hope y’all enjoy this Kicking Mezcal Mule as much as we do. It’s simple to make and extremely enjoyable to drink. Cheers!


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Kicking Mezcal Mule

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks


This Kicking Mezcal Mule is a tasty twist on a Moscow Mule. It has the perfect balance of smoky and sweet with a little heat!


  • 1.5oz mezcal
  • 1.0oz ginger beer
  • 0.75oz lime juice
  • 0.5oz passion fruit syrup
  • 0.25oz light agave syrup
  • 4 slices of cucumber (1 for garnish)
  • Cayenne pepper (for garnish)


  1. Place 3 slices of cucumber and agave syrup into mixing glass and muddle.
  2. Add passion fruit syrup, mezcal and lime juice.
  3. Combine with ice and shake well.
  4. Double strain into glass with large ice cube.
  5. Add ginger beer.
  6. Stir to combine
  7. Garnish with cayenne sprinkled cucumber.
  8. For “the kick” stir in cucumber to distribute cayenne.

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