An Alcohol-Free Angry Mule Mocktail

The Not Quite So Angry Mule is an alcohol-free cocktail that will give you a kick where it counts, your throat.

I was first served this mocktail at The Quarters, a terrific restaurant in Huskisson, at Jervis Bay. My drink had lots of very finely diced red chilli floating around on top and it almost blew my head off, in a good way.

This was early in my alcohol-free days and I was truly thrilled to find a drink that had such power and flavour.

I scribbled down the description from the drinks menu and then tried my own version at home, using a bit less chilli.

Angry Mule Mocktail view of top of glass

The (Not Quite So) Angry Mule Mocktail


30ml fresh lime juice

1 tsp ginger puree

150ml ginger beer

1 tsp finely diced red chilli


Stir together ginger puree and lime juice in a large glass then fill with ice and top up with the ginger beer.

Garnish with the chilli. Use more if you are a chilli fiend.

How To Make Ginger Puree

A note on the ginger puree you need to make this Angry Mule Mocktail. I am lazy and use a commercially available ginger puree from Gourmet Garden, available in most supermarkets. You can make your own ginger puree though.

1½ cups fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

½ cup lemon juice

2 tbs sugar

Simmer ingredients gently for about 30 minutes, until the ginger is very tender. Then blend the cooked ginger with a stick blender or in a food processor. Strain through a sieve and then store in the fridge.

View of Angry Mule Mocktail in glass on a bar

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