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This twist on a classic Moscow Mule infuses the flavors of sage and lime with Mezcal and ginger beer for a light, herby and refreshing cocktail that’s super easy to prepare.


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If you’re looking for a fresh take on the classic Moscow Mule, look no further than this Mezcal Sage Mule (or, maybe also take a look at my Citrus Mint Vodka Mule too..if you want).

This cocktail is super fast and super refreshing- combining the sweet, pine-y flavor of sage with fresh squeezed lime juice, smoky Mezcal and bubbly ginger beer.

All you need is 5 minutes (or less, really- it’s that quick), some fresh sage, ginger beer, simple syrup (which you can buy or make) a bottle of Mezcal and some limes, and you are cocktail ready.

For this recipe, I picked up some simple syrup at my local grocery store, but you can easily make it by simmering equal parts sugar and water for 30 minutes, then cooling the syrup and storing in an airtight container in the fridge.

Not a fan of the smoky flavor of Mezcal?

No worries! If you’re not a fan of Mezcal, or have some tequila around you’d like to use instead, this recipe is also great with silver tequila. If you’re going to the liquor store anyway, I highly recommend the smoky, complex flavor of Mezcal. I’m a huge fan, which you’ll see if you take a look at my other cocktails, such as my Honey and Thyme Paloma, and my Holly Jolly Pomegranate Mezcal Margarita.

Whichever you decide to use, you’re in for a refreshing treat. Cheers!

Mezcal Sage Mule

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: cocktail
Keyword: ginger beer, lime, mezcal, moscow mule, sage, tequila
Servings: 1


  • cocktail shaker or mason jar


  • 1.5 oz Mezcal tequila*
  • 4 sage leaves
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 6 oz ginger beer


  • In a cocktail shaker or mason jar, muddle sage, Mezcal tequila and simple syrup together to release the sage flavor.
    2. Add lime juice, shake, and strain over a glass of ice.
    3. Top with ginger beer, and garnish with sage leaves and lime, if desired.


Silver tequila could be substituted for Mezcal.

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