The Gin Mule – a combo of gin and ginger beer that’s a little sweet, a little spicy and one of the easiest drinks you’ll ever make. A variation of the classic Moscow Mule cocktail, this recipe is popular even among those who don’t love gin! And if you do love gin, you will absolutely love this sensational cocktail!
1 ¾ oz. gin
½ oz. simple syrup
1 lime wedge about 1/4 of a lime
4 fresh mint leaves
3 oz. ginger beer
1 cup ice
In a shaker tin, combine the lime juice, simple syrup and mint leaves.
Using a muddler or the back of a spoon, muddle the mint leaves by gently pressing on them.
Add the gin.
Fill the shaker tin about 2/3 full with ice.
Top with the second tin and shake for 10 seconds.
Strain into an ice filled copper mug or highball glass.
Top with ginger beer.
Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig if desired.
CC BY Nancy Buchanan