Refreshing Gin Gin Mule
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Perfect for the porch, Gin Gin Mules combine gin, mint, ginger beer, and lime for an herby cross between a mojito and a Moscow mule.
  • 3-4 large mint leaves, plus sprigs for optional garnish
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1½ oz. gin, the more floral and botanical the better
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • Ginger beer – somewhere between 2 oz. and 8 oz., depending on how strong you want the drink
  • Ice
  1. Muddle mint and sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill it halfway with ice cubes.
  2. Add gin and lime and shake.
  3. Strain, top, and serve Strain the shaken mixture into highball glasses with ice. Fill with ginger beer and garnish with a mint sprig, if desired.
  4. Making ahead: Mint, sugar, gin, and lime can be combined and chilled for up to 12 hours in a loosely closed container. Shake with ice, strain, and add ginger beer when ready to serve. The entire mixture, including ginger beer, can be mixed in a pitcher instead of shaken and served to a crowd. The muddled lime leaves will stay intact in the drink (like in a mojito), unless strained or picked out.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at