gin gin mule

I’m not a huge ginger fan, so I was skeptical about this drink when I saw the recipe in my favorite column in the Sunday Tribune. But Naoto loves ginger, so I wanted to make it for him (to make up for the fact that I rarely make dinner). It was really tasty! I thought the ginger beer would be too strong and overpowering, but it was nicely balanced by the gin and the lime and the hint of mint. Plus, say Gin Gin Mule out loud a couple times and try not to giggle!

Gin Gin Mule

1 1/2oz gin

1oz freshly squeezed lime juice

1oz simple syrup (I omitted this and just used a tiny bit of sugar in the mint muddling process)

1 1/2oz ginger beer (not ginger ale)

3 sprigs of mint (ours was fresh from Peggy’s garden!)

Muddle 2 sprigs of mint with the lime juice, simple syrup and gin. Add ice and the ginger beer and shake well. Pour into a cocktail glass with ice and garnish with a sprig of mint. Enjoy on the balcony on a summer evening (or while building a desk, which is how Naoto enjoyed his!)

 

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3 thoughts on “gin gin mule

  1. Meryl says:

    Hmm, kind of like a horsefeather, but with gin instead of whiskey….I like it!

  2. […] Horse Feathers a couple of times on Instagram and on the blog, and I was curious to try it. The Gin Gin Mule opened my eyes to the deliciousness of ginger in cocktails, so when Meryl said the Horse Feather […]

  3. […] perfect time to cozy up with a gingery cocktail. I have to say, as a fairly new convert to ginger (this cocktail was the turning point for me), the Correct Cocktail might be a new winter […]

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