Wise Oaxacan Mule Recipe

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By: Jennifer Schommer, Recipe Designer, Common Man Cocktails, Hudson, New Hampshire.


  • 10 pieces of ginger
  • 10 sage leaves
  • 1 1/2 ounces Elijah Craig small batch bourbon
  • 1 ounce Montelobos mezcal
  • 3/4 ounce honey
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Q ginger beer
  • Sage sprig for garnish


  1. Muddle sage and ginger with honey and lemon juice in a shaker.
  2. Add ice and remaining ingredients, except ginger beer.
  3. Shake for about 30 seconds or until chilled.
  4. Double strain into a copper mug filled with crushed ice.


Garnish with a sage sprig.


My inspiration for The Wise Oaxacan Mule, my retake on the Moscow mule, was my maturing cocktail tastes. A year or two ago, I would have created a much different drink, most likely containing  rum. Don’t get me wrong – I love rum. But I have branched out and tried other alcohols and flavors. I wanted to compliment the ginger flavor found in the original Moscow mule. What better way to compliment a flavor than with the dynamic taste of herbs? I tried a few different herbs and determined that sage worked the best. I am quite proud of the flavors found in the drink and also amazed that I created a drink using bourbon and mezcal.