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This Gin Gin mule is a light and refreshing cocktail that you must try. There are two ways to whip this one up, both are sure to please.
What is a Gin-Gin Mule Cocktail?
A gin gin mule is a combination of ginger beer, gin, lime juice and oftentimes muddled mint leaves and simple syrup. This drink has high notes of botanical flavors which melts smoothly with the sweet and spicy ginger flavor and a fizzy lightness. The mint in this drink is also a standout.
The name of this drink is a play on the Gin and GINger beer both used to make the cocktail.
The botanical flavors of the gin are highlight in this cocktail. Gin is made from juniper berries and various herbs and spices.
Ginger beer is a sweetened and carbonated drink that is flavored with ginger of course. When added to this drink it provides the Sharp 10 gauge ginger flavor as well as some fizziness.
The lime juice, simple syrup and muddled mint all provide a little tangy freshness to this drink. The mint has a bright highlight flavor and the simple syrup helps to give a little sweetness.
When to Make This Drink:
This drink can be served at a wide multitude of different occasions including:
- cocktail hour
- spring celebrations
- summer drinks
- afternoon sipping
So you don’t want to change things up too much in this cocktail. However, if you’re looking to make a few adjustments here are a few ideas:
- Use a different gin. There are a few different types of gins including dry gin. You can use different brands or varieties of gin to adjust the flavor of this drink a little.
- Use fresh lime juice. Don’t may take a tiny bit longer, you can use freshly squeezed lime juice instead of lime juice from the bottle.
- Use mint simple syrup. If you want to skip muddling your own mint, go ahead and use a mint simple syrup instead.
- Skip the mint and simple syrup. If you don’t want sweetener in the drink, you can just top the drink with mint leaves and skip the muddling and simple syrup all together what should make this like a more traditional Moscow mule.
- Make a Foghorn drink. Swap out the ginger beer for ginger ale and serve this in a rocks glass to make a foghorn drink.
How to make this drink:
With about 5 minutes you can have this drink mixed right up. It’s quite easy even if you choose to do a little muddling.
- Copper Mug
- muddler (optional)
- cocktail shaker (optional)
- Hawthorne strainer (optional)
- 2 oz Gin
- 4 oz Ginger beer
- .5 oz Lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 4-5 mint leaves
- Top with mint leaves
Gather up everything necessary for this drink including gin, ginger beer, lime, meant, jigger, copper mug and if desired simple syrup, cocktail shaker, Hawthorne strainer and muddler. And muddler.
Also, make sure you have filled your copper mug to the top with ice.
If you want to muddle mint and simple syrup to add to this drink. You’ll want to start out doing that.
Simply toss 4 to 5 mint leaves in the cocktail shaker with 1 oz of simple syrup. Then, use the muddler to gently smash the mint leaves so that juices and essence are released.
Then, you’ll add some ice to the cocktail shaker. And you will measure both the gin and lime juice as detailed below into the shaker before straining those into the copper mug.
Using the jigger, measure out 2 oz of gin. Then, pour it into your mug.
Using the jigger measure half an ounce of lime juice. Then, pour it into the mug.
Using your jigger, measure out 4 oz of ginger beer. Then, pour it into the mug.
Add a sprig of mint on top and enjoy!
- Copper Mug
- 2 oz Gin
- 4 oz Ginger Beer
- .5 oz Lime Juice
- Fill the copper mug up to the top with ice.
- Using the jigger, measure out 2 oz of gin. Then, toss the gin into the mug.
- Using the jigger, measure out .5 oz of lime juice. Then, toss the lime juice into the mug.
- Using the jigger, measure out 4 oz of ginger beer. Then, toss the ginger beer into the mug.
- Grab a sprig of mint and put it in the side of the drink.
- Add 4-5 mint leaves to the cocktail shaker.
- Measure and add 1 oz of simple syrup to the cocktail shaker.
- Use the muddler to gently smash the mint leaves in with a simple syrup.
- Add a little ice to the shaker.
- Measure both the lime juice and gin into the shaker.
- Put the lid on the shaker and shake well.
- Strain drink into mug. Then, top with ginger beer.