I think it's officially that time of winter where I am becoming over it. I typically really love winter, and can always get behind a good snowfall. But, I always hit a point where I start craving sunnier weather, and I felt a bit of that after our big storm in NYC this past weekend.
In an effort to warm myself up, I decided to shake up a spicy new cocktail, the Mexican Mule. I tried one of these recently while getting tacos with a friend and I fell in LOVE.
Here's what you need:
-tequila -ginger beer -fresh limes -fresh jalapeños -fresh mint -simple syrup -cocktail shaker -ice
Here's what to do:
1) In your cocktail shaker, combine ice, 2 oz. of tequila, 1/2 oz of simple syrup, 3/4 oz of fresh squeezed lime juice and a jalapeño wedge. Shake until well mixed.
2) Fill you cocktail glasses with ice, and pour mixture from cocktail shaker into each, filling about 3/4 of the way.
3) Top each mixture with ginger beer, filling the glass. Garnish with fresh lime slice, jalapeño slice and sprig of mint.
Boom! The addition of the jalapeño slice to the cocktail shaker adds a little bit of spice without being too overwhelming.
Cheers to staying warm this winter.. I hope this cocktail will help to thaw you out!
Until next time...