Carrot Mexican Mule -- Healthy Cocktails with Benefits!

Today I am sharing a fun spin on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. Moscow Mules are so popular right now you will almost always find one on the menu at your local bar. I love them because I love ginger beer and the fresh taste.  Carrot goes really well with ginger so the addition of something semi “healthy” added a bit more flavor than the traditional Moscow Mule offers. This is my favorite version so far and is very festive for brunch, day drinking, or cocktail hour. 

Carrot Mexican Mule

Start to finish 10 minutes

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker muddle 1 sprig rosemary and 2 slices fresh jalapeño chile pepper.  Add ¼ cup (2oz.) carrot juice, ¼ cup (2oz.) silver tequila, and 1 ½ Tbsp. (3/4 oz.) lime juice. Add ice cubes; cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into a copper mug or glass filled with crushed ice. Add 1/3 cup chilled ginger beer. Garnish with a lime slice and jalapeño slice.
Makes 1 serving.

**Cocktail Tips

  1. Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.
  2. Use bottled fresh carrot juice or juice 2 fresh carrots with a juicer to equal ¼ cup. 

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