Q Mixers Smokin Hot Hibiscus Mule

Q Mixers Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule

The heat is on, both on the field and in your cup, with the Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule! Featuring Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer, mezcal, tequila, and jalapeños to kick up the heat.

I partnered with QMixers to mix up the Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule recipe! Recipe and ideas are my own.

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Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule

With March Maddness here, I was inspired to craft a cocktail that’s both bold and fiery! The Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule is a unique twist on the classic Moscow Mule and combines smoky mezcal, zesty jalapeño, and vibrant Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer for a burst of flavor and spice.

The robust depth of charred lime and bold tequila kicks up the flavor profile in this drink. If tequila just isn’t your thing, feel free to lean towards a more traditional Moscow Mule and use a high quality vodka. Even if the team you want is falling flat, your drink shouldn’t!

Tell Me About Q Mixers

This Brooklyn-based company is dedicated to crafting premium, award-winning mixers using the finest ingredients. I love that they prioritize real flavors, less sugar, and never any high-fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients, or preservatives. So, you can feel good about indulging in a delicious and refreshing cocktail made with Q Mixers!

Ingredients for the Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule

  • Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer: The MVP of this drink, Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer is crafted with premium ingredients, less sweetener, and maximum carbonation. It sets the stage for the perfect balance of flavors in this cocktail.
  • Lime: Charred to perfection, lime adds a smoky twist to the drink.
  • Oil: Used to brush the lime before charring, the oil brings out natural flavors and aromas.
  • Jalapeno Slices: For a touch of heat, muddle jalapeno slices to infuse the drink with a spicy kick. Adjust according to your level of spice preference.
  • Mezcal: The smoky cousin of tequila, mezcal adds a layer of complexity and depth to the cocktail. I like Del Maguey Vida.
  • Tequila: A staple in the classic Moscow Mule, tequila contributes to the drink’s vibrant flavor profile. I recommend a blanco tequila like Espolòn Tequila Blanco
  • Hibiscus Flower: A visually stunning finishing touch that adds a touch of elegance to your Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule.
Q Mixers Smokin Hot Hibiscus Mule pour

How to Make the Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule

Crafting the Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule is a breeze, so you can enjoy this sensational drink in just a matter of minutes! Start by cutting a lime in half and brushing it with oil before charring it on a pan over medium heat. Next, squeeze the juice of half of the charred lime into a mule mug and add jalapeno slices, muddling them to release their spiciness.

Fill the mug with ice and add mezcal, tequila, and Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer. Give it a gentle stir to combine the flavors. If you’re feeling extra festive, garnish your Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule with a charred lime slice, additional jalapeno slices, and a delicate hibiscus flower!

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer ideal for this cocktail?

Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer stands out as the perfect choice due to its premium ingredients, reduced sweetener content, and max carbonation. It not only complements the smokiness of mezcal and the kick of tequila but also adds a unique floral note that sets this cocktail apart.

How spicy is this drink? 

The jalapeno adds a subtle heat, but it’s not overpowering. Feel free to adjust the amount of jalapeno to your spice preference.

Can I substitute mezcal with tequila or vice versa?

While both mezcal and tequila bring unique characteristics to the table, you can always experiment with the ratio based on your preference. If you prefer a bolder smokiness, increase the mezcal; for a cleaner profile, adjust in favor of tequila.

Why char the lime before adding it to the drink?

Charring the lime enhances its natural flavors, imparting a smoky essence that beautifully contrasts with the floral and spicy notes in the Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule. It’s a simple yet impactful step that elevates the overall drinking experience.

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Q Mixers Smokin Hot Hibiscus Mule

Q Mixers Smokin’ Hot Hibiscus Mule

The Smokin' Hot Hibiscus Mule features Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer, mezcal, tequila, charred lime, and jalapeños to kick up the heat.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1 can Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger Beer
  • 1 lime
  • Oil
  • 2 jalapeño slices, plus more for garnish
  • 1 oz mezcal
  • 1 oz tequila
  • Garnish: hibiscus flower, charred lime, jalapeño


  • Cut a lime in half and brush with oil. Char on a pan over medium heat.
  • Add juice of half of the charred lime to a mule mug. Add jalapeno slices and muddle.
  • Fill the mug with ice. Add mezcal, tequila, Q Mixers Hibiscus Ginger beer and stir to combine.
  • If desired, garnish with a charred lime slice, jalapeno and hibiscus flower.
Keyword Mule Cocktail, spicy mule, Tequila, tequila cocktail
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