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DharMag January 2020 Mezcal Mule: the recipe for making a tasty twist of the legendary Moscow Mule

Mezcal Mule: the recipe for making a tasty twist of the legendary Moscow Mule Of all the twists of the Moscow Mule, the Mezcal Mule is one of the most intriguing and enjoyable.

But why, what is so special about it?

In reality, substituting mezcal for vodka is a major change. Vodka has a rough flavor, but is not very incisive, has no aromatic depth, tends to absolute neutrality, while mezcal is a kaleidoscope of fruity, aromatic and smoky flavors.

The most attentive will object that this Mezcal Mule is none other than El Burro, the Moscow with tequila, but once again the answer is no. There is an abyss between tequila and mezcal, not the Mariana pit, but the difference is clear. Especially nowadays, with tequila that has now become the prey of large multinationals and whose production is increasingly industrial.

Mezcal is still a family matter, an artisanal product made with the heart, in small batches, with agaves cooked in home ovens and not in autoclaves. Not to mention that the Mezcal Mule usually adds a splash of passion fruit puree and a little cucumber juice. So never forget this cocktail, which is not just a Mexican variant, but a real masterpiece among mezcal-based cocktails.

Ingredients and doses for making Mezcal Mule

  • 4.5 cl of mezcal
  • 12 cl of ginger beer
  • 0.5 cl of lime or orange juice
  • 0.5 cl of passion fruit puree
  • slice of orange and mint, optional
  • 4 slices of cucumber

How to make the Mezcal Mule cocktail

You can serve it both in the classic copper mug or in an old-fashioned glass. Mash 3 slices of cucumber and make the juice. Squeeze the lime or half an orange, strain the juice and place it in a glass full of ice with the cucumber juice.

Add the mezcal, the passion fruit puree, mix, then fill with ginger beer and decorate with a sprig of mint and a wedge of orange or lime. Some people make Mezcal Mule by shaking it in the shaker, but it’s just a waste of time and there are no ingredients that need to be shaken.

Mezcal Mule cocktail, aperitivo leggero, i migliori cocktail con mezcal If you want some advice, the orange juice is amazing, slightly rounder than lime and for this reason suitable for enhancing the note of tropical fruit and smoke of the mezcal.

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