Beer cocktails are having a serious moment right now. If you think about it, it’s easy to see why. The proliferation of microbreweries means that people are not only creating some really great beers, but they’re experimenting, and giving us flavor profiles that are out of this world. Having all this amazing beer at your fingertips, and enjoying the exploration, leads to more exploration. It just stands to reason that using these fab craft brews in a beer cocktail is the next logical step. Drinks like this Mexican Mule Beer Cocktail are drawing in people that aren’t even huge fans of beer.
The combination of tequila, lime, and jalapeno in this Mexican Mule lends itself to a pretty classic flavor profile. We’re using Hornitos Plata tequila, which is dry and fruity, and slightly citrusy. It’s not that throat burning tequila we used to drink when we were in college. Oh, definitely not. The Hornitos Plata kicks this beer cocktail up a notch, and adds a layer of sophistication to it.
How to Make a Mexican Mule Beer Cocktail
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- 1 ½ Parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
- 4 Parts Mexican Lager
- ⅓ Part Lime Juice
- ⅓ Part Simple Syrup
- 1 Slice Jalapeño
- Salt Rim
- Salt the rim of a pilsner glass and set aside.
- Lightly muddle one jalapeño slice in a shaker.
- Add ice and combine remainder of ingredients except Mexican lager.
- Shake vigorously and strain into a pilsner glass with a salted rim over fresh ice.
- Top with Mexican lager and serve.
Doesn’t that sound delicious, and easy to make? This is a great cocktail option for Cinco de Mayo, or anytime, really.