Playing Jalisco Mule Cocktail With Metabolism-Boosting Jalapeño

Ginger beer, tequila, jalapeño and lime get stirred together for a refreshing and delicious cocktail by lifestyle expert and Instagram influencer Hannah Bronfman.

"A mule is traditionally made with spirits and ginger beer," Hannah says. "This one has a jalapeño, because I love some heat in a cocktail. Jalapeño contain capsaicin, which can help relieve pain and may even promote weight loss by boosting metabolism. The capsaicin is also what makes this drink delightfully spicy. Tequila is one of my favorite spirits because it's low in carbs, doesn't spike your blood sugar, and mixes beautifully with spicy, sweet, and citrus flavors. And if you choose a tequila that is 100 percent agave, it will also contain a carbohydrate called fructan—which is actually a probiotic!"

Adapted from "Do What Feels Good" by Hannah Bronfman. Copyright © 2018 by Hannah Bronfman. Used with permission by Harper Wave. All rights reserved.

Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 1 slice jalapeño (optional)
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 2 ounces tequila blanco
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup spicy ginger beer, such as Bundaberg
  • 2 dashes Angostura or grapefruit bitters
  • Lime slice, for garnish
  • Candied ginger, for garnish
Yield
Serves: 1
Preparation

Fill a mule cup or highball glass with ice and set aside.

Muddle the jalapeño, if using, and the lime juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.

Add the tequila, coconut milk, ginger beer, and 2 to 3 large ice cubes and stir until chilled, 10 to 15 seconds.

Strain into the prepared cup, add the bitters, and serve garnished with the lime slice and candied ginger.

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