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Mezcal Mule

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Try this smoky variation of the gingery refresher, the Moscow Mule, by Jim Meehan of New York City’s PDT.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Sombra mezcal
  • 1 ounce ginger beer
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Boiron passion fruit purée
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 3 cucumber slices
  • Garnish: cucumber slice
  • Garnish: candied ginger
  • Garnish: chile powder


  1. Add the lime juice and cucumber slices to a shaker and muddle.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice and shake.

  3. Stain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

  4. Garnish with a cucumber slice and a piece of candied ginger and top with a pinch of ground chile.