Gin-Gin Mule

The Gin-Gin Mule is a sweet, minty cocktail using gin, instead of the vodka found in a classic Moscow Mule.

The Gin-Gin Mule is a sweet, minty cocktail using gin, instead of the vodka found in a classic Moscow Mule.

Where has June gone? I took a week off to catch up on chores, prep some posts for you all, and relax some and yet… I still feel like I’m struggling to keep up. That week flew by with lots of chores and errands but not so much blogging or relaxing. I’ve been working slightly longer hours and our home time has been packed with kindergarten play dates (can’t believe kindergarten is happening in a few months!), more errands, slightly cranky kiddos and time with visiting family – strawberry and cherry picking at a local farm, followed 6 batches of strawberry jam last weekend and a long weekend of activities that will be earmarked when I can more accurately predict the weather.

Even though today’s Father’s Day (Happy Father’s Day Hubby! Me and the Littles love you!), with the unexpectedly busy schedule, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to give you a recipe that would take long to prepare, cook, photograph, and type up. So instead, I’m sharing a quick single-serving cocktail with you. And I knew just what to make. 🙂


The Gin-Gin Mule is a sweet, minty cocktail using gin, instead of the vodka found in a classic Moscow Mule.

A friend first made me this cocktail when I had dinner at his house this past fall, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. In fact, I may or may not have had this cocktail in mind when I planted mint in my garden this year. It’s fairly light and refreshing. For me, it’s perfectly sweet, although you can use a bit less simple syrup or agave (I actually used agave nectar) if you prefer. This cocktail has a lovely mint flavor and just a hint of the bubbles from the ginger beer. Let me tell you, I enjoyed every minute of putting together this post this week (as I sit here, sipping my cocktail and typing away)…

Cheers and enjoy!

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The Gin-Gin Mule is a sweet, minty cocktail using gin, instead of the vodka found in a classic Moscow Mule.

Gin-Gin Mule

The Gin-Gin Mule is a sweet, minty cocktail using gin, instead of the vodka found in a classic Moscow Mule.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 266 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 oz. simple syrup or agave nectar
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 2 oz. ginger beer
  • Mint sprig for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add mint leaves, simple syrup and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Muddle.
  2. Add ice and gin. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  3. Pour into a martini glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a mint sprig, if desired. Serve immediately.

This recipe was rewritten but not really adapted from Saveur.

The Gin-Gin Mule is a sweet, minty cocktail using gin, instead of the vodka found in a classic Moscow Mule.

6 thoughts on “Gin-Gin Mule”

  1. I could sure use one of these Gin-Gin Mules right now! Pinning and making ASAP! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party. Have a great week!

  2. What a great idea to sub gin! I just bought some ginger beer for the first time for an El Diablo, and need more cocktail recipes to use it. This one’s up next!

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