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Gin Gin Mule

Gin Gin Mule

A classic buck, meaning ginger beer, citrus and a base spirit, the Gin Gin Mule from Audrey Saunders’ bar Pegu Club is really what a Moscow Mule wishes it could be.  Ms.Saunders insisted on the uncarbonated, homemade ginger beer we describe below, but using what you pick up at your local store is fine. Either way, this is a drink that will convert anyone who says they don’t like gin.
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  • Shaker
  • Muddler
  • Collins or Highball Glass


  • oz Gin
  • ½ oz Fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz Simple syrup
  • 8 Mint leaves
  • Ginger beer to top up, or 1 oz of homemade, non-carbonated ginger beer.


  • Place mint leaves, simple syrup and lime juice in your trusty cocktail shaker. Muddle lightly. Just a bit, don't slam the mint too much. The shaking later will take care of things.
  • Add gin, and and 1 oz ginger beer only if you're using the homemade version, which is not carbonated.
  • Add ice and shake until frosty cold.
  • Strain into ice-filled highball or Collins glass.
  • Top with ginger beer if using bottled product, or soda water if using homemade ginger beer.
  • Garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge.
  • Drink.
  • Go have a talk with any nearby equine or, lacking that, a household pet.
  • To make homemade ginger beer if you're so inclined:
    1 quart water.
    4 oz fresh ginger, peeled.
    1 oz sugar.
    1/2 oz fresh lime juice.
    Place water in a pot and bring to a boil. Cut the ginger into small pieces and place in blender or food processor.
    Add one cup of the boiling water and process until it turns to mush.
    Add sugar and the rest of the boiling water to the ginger mush and let sit for one hour.
    Strain into bottle or jar, add lime juice and refrigerate. Discard ginger mush, it has given its all.