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Mezcal Mule Cocktail

Toast to the Season With a Sweet and Smoky Mezcal Mule

When I first sipped Nopalito's version of this sweet and smoky drink, I knew I had found my spirit cocktail. I immediately experimented with creating my own version, and it's been my go-to hostess drink ever since. Mezcal evokes the warmth and sexiness of a crackling fire, while creme de cassis adds a layer of sweetness. Fresh lime juice keeps it tart, and ginger beer lends a spicy, seasonal twist. Serve it to Thanksgiving guests for the perfect introduction to an unforgettable meal.

Mezcal Mule

From Angela Elias, POPSUGAR Food

Mezcal Mule Cocktail


  1. ​2 ounces mezcal
    1 ounce fresh lime juice
    1/4 ounce creme de cassis
    Ginger beer, to top
    1/4 lime wedge, for garnish


  1. Pour the mezcal, lime juice, and creme de cassis into a shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Pour into an ice-filled copper mule mug; top with ginger beer, and garnish with a lime wedge.
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