Dia de los Muertos Mule Cocktail

The traditional Moscow Mule gets a spicy twist using tequila and a pinch of ancho chile powder. Plain mini sugar skulls can be purchased online, then decorated at home with our instructions.

September 01, 2020
Add a south-of-the-border flourish to the classic mule with spicy flavor and a new spirit - tequila!  Garnish with a lime wheel and a festive sugar skull pick before serving.

Dia De Los Muertos Mule

Add a south-of-the-border flourish to the classic mule with spicy flavor and a new spirit —tequila! Garnish with a lime wheel and a festive sugar skull pick before serving.

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Add a south-of-the-border flourish to the classic mule with spicy flavor and a new spirit —tequila! Garnish with a lime wheel and a festive sugar skull pick before serving.

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. white tequila
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 4 oz. ginger beer, chilled
  • pinch of ancho chile powder
  • lime wheels for garnish
  • sugar skull cocktail pick (*instructions follow)
  • YIELD: 1 serving

Instructions

Fill a copper mule mug with crushed ice. Pour in the tequila, lime juice and chilled ginger beer. Stir in a pinch of ancho chile powder.

Sugar Skull Pick

  • 1 ready-made mini sugar skull
  • 1 oz. white candy melting wafers, melted
  • 2 ready-made mini royal icing flowers
  • black food color pen
  • 6" lollipop stick

Add Flowers

Place the sugar skull (we used these) face up on a plate. Use a small spoon or toothpick to place some of the melted candy into each eyehole. Immediately place royal icing flowers in each eyehole; let stand until set, about 10 minutes.

Add Hand Drawn Elements

Decorate the skull face using the black food color pen. Hearts and flowers are common themes on sugar skulls, and are simple enough shapes to free hand.

Dia De Los Muertos Mule : Step 1

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Attach Lollipop Stick

Carefully lay the sugar skull so that the flat part is facing upward. Dab on the melted candy using a spoon and immediately place a lollipop stick into the melted candy; twist 1/2 turn to coat. Allow the candy to stand until firm, about 10 minutes.

Party Like the Undead

Garnish mule mugs with the lime wheels and sugar skull pick. Enjoy immediately.

Add a south-of-the-border flourish to the classic mule with spicy flavor and a new spirit - tequila!  Garnish with a lime wheel and a festive sugar skull pick before serving.

Dia De Los Muertos Mule

Add a south-of-the-border flourish to the classic mule with spicy flavor and a new spirit - tequila! Garnish with a lime wheel and a festive sugar skull pick before serving.

Photo by: Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird, SprinkleBakes.com

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