Hey folks! It feels like it's been forever since I posted! October has proven to be a busy month so far. Speaking of, Happy October! There's something about this month that I really love; maybe I'm partial because I was born this month, but there's just something about all the pumpkins, Halloween, and costumes that gets me.
Oh yeah, remember that delicious Jalapeño Infused Tequila I made a little over a week ago? Well....it's back and ready to be enjoyed in the form of the Moscow's Mule tequila based cousin, the Mexican Mule!
I'm a big fan of the Moscow Mule, but equally so of the spin off cocktail concoctions inspired by. This particular drink is jam-packed full of delicious flavors, from the sweetness of pineapple, to the sourness of ginger beer, and of course, the spiciness of the jalapeño!
Aside from preparing the tequila a day or so in advance, this cocktail is very easy to make, it simply includes mixing together some ingredients, such as pineapple juice, ginger beer, lime juice, and tequila. So refreshing and tropical...you'd almost forget it's not Summer. Oh wait, it's still 90°F in Austin, so sometimes it's easy for me to forget it's Fall. I want so badly to wear boots, sweaters, light a fire, sip hot cocoa, and all that jazz, but I struggle sometimes when the weather is still plenty hot. Patience...patience...patience.
That being said, a refreshing cocktail, no matter the weather outside, it always a welcomed addition to my evening! Especially on Friday's after a looooong week. Seriously, the weekend couldn't have gotten here sooner.
My husband Spencer is a trooper; he's my go to hand model for essentially everything, but that's probably because my cat and dog don't have opposable thumbs, otherwise you bet your ass I'd be utilizing them as well.
So, are you ready to create, stir, and sip? If so, let's get to work to you can reap you reward.
2 oz jalapeño infused tequila
1 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz lime juice
ginger beer, for topping (I used Powell & Mahoney Old Ballycastle Ginger Mix
fresh pineapple slices/cubes, for garnish
fresh mint, for garnish
crystallized ginger, for garnish
To make, combine the tequila, pineapple juice, and freshly squeezed lime in a shaker over ice. Shake shake shake to combine until chilled.
Pour over ice into a copper mug. Top is off with ginger beer to your liking.
Garnish with fresh mint, pineapple slices, and crystallized ginger.