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.
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.
Recipe adapted from NY Mag
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
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.