Gin Gin Mule

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We all have a go-to drink when we’re at the bar, right? Mine–hands down–is a gin and tonic.

With summer officially arriving to LA this past weekend, I figured it was time to take my typical drink up a notch by making my all-time favorite, fancy drink: a Gin-Gin Mule.

This drink is the definition of refreshing.

There’s spiciness from the ginger beer, lime juice, lots of mint, a splash of soda water, a bit of simple syrup and whole lot of muddling.

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You add lime juice, mint and simple syrup to a pitcher (or shaker). And muddle away…

I just used a wooden spoon as a muddler, since I don’t have one…they kind of freak me out because they kind of look like…you know…never mind.

Add the ginger beer and gin, and stir.  Don’t shake. Definitely don’t shake. Gin and Tonic

Ice cubes in a glass and pour. Delicious.

Top with a splash of soda water and another splash of ginger beer. Gin and Tonic

Garnish with a slice of lime and a piece of crystalized ginger. Gin and Tonic

Aaaaand scene.

Now, tell me…what’s your go-to drink?! Gin and Tonic

Gin Gin Mule

Recipe adapted from NY Mag

Print this recipe!

Make two drinks

Ingredients:

1/4 cup lime juice

2 tablespoons simple syrup

12 to 14 mint leaves, torn

4 ounces and a splash of ginger beer, divided

3 ounces Tanqueray gin

Splash of soda water

Garnish: slice of lime & crystallized ginger

Simple Syrup:

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water in a saucepan

For the simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil for a few seconds. Set aside to cool.

Muddle the lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves together in the bottom of a pitcher or shaker. Add 4 ounces of ginger beer and gin. Stir well. Pour into a glass filled with ice, and top with additional ginger beer and splash of soda water. Garnish with crystalized ginger and a sprig of mint.

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