Sangria Mexican Mule Cocktail Recipe
Wine lovers, this Moscow Mule is for you!! Sangria Mexican Mule is a tequila-based version of the classic Moscow Mule along with red wine and berries. Making it fruity, zingy and a guaranteed win.
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Sangria Mexican Mule Cocktail Recipe
Wine and tequila walk into a cocktail glass… the rest is history.
The best of both worlds come together for this game-changing cocktail recipe! Part summer staple, sangria, part classic favorite, Mexican mule. It really doesn’t get any better than that.
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried this subtlety sweet and fruity concoction that packs a perfect tequila punch. The spice from the ginger beer and dry red wine notes come through to make sure your tastebuds are hit with bursts of everything cocktail dreams are made of.
Don’t think you need extensive bartender training to put together this Mexican mule recipe. I am by no means an expert, and this recipe is a complete breeze for me and my family! No crazy tools or skills required, so even if you’re a complete beginner with limited tools, this recipe is for you!
What’s In A Sangria Mexican Mule?
This sangria Mexican mule is almost just like your favorite Moscow mule with a few fruity and fun flavor enhancements.
In this cocktail, you’ll find tequila instead of vodka. You’ll also need to pop open your favorite bottle of red for this cocktail as well because red wine is another main component as well. Here’s the full list of ingredients you’ll need for the recipe:
- Red wine (my favorite is Nobel Pig Pinot Noir)
- Fresh lime juice
- Ginger beer (I prefer Fever Tree)
- Fresh blackberries
- Lime slices
For the full list of measurements and instructions, check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Bartending 101: How to Make The Perfect Cocktail
Measure accurately: I can’t stress enough how important it is to measure accurately with this one. Too much eyeballing and you be in danger of creating one lethal cocktail. I highly suggest using a shot glass with measurements on the side. It makes measuring the ingredients a breeze and ensures that each glass full is the same.
Chill your ingredients: Since we aren’t using a shaker for this recipe (which makes everything ice cold) you’ll want to make sure everything is nice and cold. Keep your tequila, wine, and ginger beer in the refrigerator until ready to use. This way no one has to dilute their drink by adding ice.
Don’t skimp on the alcohol quality: I’m not saying you have to go and drop hundreds of dollars on alcohol, but try to avoid the bottom shelf brands. You’ll most likely be best with anything above the $10-15 range per bottle. Anything more pricey than that and the quality isn’t any different.
How to pick the best wine for a sangria cocktail
For this sangria cocktail, you won’t want a wine that’s too sweet, since it already has other sweet components to it. Something in the semi-dry to dry will be best. The choice for dryness is up to you, and how sweet you want the cocktail.
I like a decently sweet drink, so I used a pinot noir which is a semi-dry red wine. If you want something dry, a good option will be a cabernet or merlot.
Can I Make This Mexican Mule as A Mocktail?
I know we all love when a cocktail can be made into a refreshing treat anyone can enjoy, but some recipes make those modifications harder than others.
With the recipe including two different alcohol components, removing or replacing them will completely change the essence of the drink.
Technically you could remove the tequila and replace the wine with a dark fruit juice, but it won’t really taste anything like the cocktail version of this recipe, therefore I do not recommend trying to make this exact recipe as a mocktail.
If you’re in the market for a really good mocktail, I can’t recommend this Apple Pomegranate Spritzer enough.
Sangria Mexican Mule – The Perfect Party Drink
The weather is FINALLY warming up, which means we are all coming out of hermit ” I’m not leaving this warm house” mode. What better way to celebrate that news than with a fun house party with all your friends!
No party is complete without a great signature cocktail for the night. This Sangria Mexican Mule is the ideal candidate for that position. Subtly sweet, easy to make, and packed with just enough booze to liven up the night.
The best part is that you don’t need a million bartender tools to make this. Just grab your favorite cocktail glasses, a shot glass, and a stirring spoon and you’ll be ready to go leaving plenty of counter space for all your party snacks.
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No Weekend Is Complete Without A Mexican Mule!
Get your weekend started early, and make this cocktail now! Trust me you won’t regret it. Once you try out this recipe, be sure to tell me your thoughts in the comments below.
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Sangria Mexican Mule Cocktail Recipe
Wine lovers, this Moscow Mule is for you!! Sangria Mexican Mule is a tequila based version of the classic Moscow Mule along with red wine and berries. Making it fruity, zingy and a guaranteed win.
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce red wine (I use Pinot Noir), chilled
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 4 ounces ginger beer, chilled
- fresh blackberries and lime slices for garnish
- Half-fill a double rocks glass with ice then add the tequila, wine and lime juice. Stir gently to combine then top up with ginger beer then stir once more.
- Garnish with a few fresh blackberries and a lime slice. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g
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This is so refreshing and delicious!
Looks amazing! I will be making this for sure!
Love this upgrade to the normal moscow mule!
This is delicious! I did a test run this week before a party this weekend and it’s going to be a regular on our cocktail rotation!
Loved it. Made a big batch and used raspberries and blueberries. It was beautiful and very tasty.
so, how would you make this into a punch? I do not need to be refilling and remaking all night for our guests but it’s so pretty and sounds so great. Any suggestions?
You don’t want the ginger beer to go flat, so if you’d want to try making it as a punch, I would mix everything except for the ginger beer. Let us know if you try it!!
Would it be okay to use dark tequila or would silver tequila work best? Thanks!
I’ve only made it with silver – but if you try it with dark, please let us know!!
Hi any sub for ginger beer ? Can i use ginger ale ? Thanks
Ginger beer does not have alcohol and is more intense in flavor than ginger ale (it’s brewed like beer) – you can substitute with ginger ale, just know it’s not going to have as much flavor as the ginger beer provides.
This looks delicious for Cinco de Mayo! Do you think it would be ok to sub vodka for tequila?
I haven’t tried that, but let us know if you do!!