1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 fistful Mint Leaf
Shake with ice and double strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Top with 1 oz housemade ginger beer and garnish with a mint leaf.
After the DrinkOne event at the Sinclair, I popped into Bergamot on my way home for a nightcap. On the menu was the I'll Have Another which looked like the ginger beer instead of sparkling wine version of the Kentucky Proper. The Kentucky Proper was bartender Paul Manzelli's Bourbon riff on the Old Cuban, and the I'll Have Another was reminiscent of many of the ginger beer-laden Mules they serve there. Since those Mules are so popular, I figured the name was something the guests frequently said; however, Paul described how it was named after a horse that had 14:1 odds in the Kentucky Derby. As Paul's friend was going to Vegas that weekend, he asked him to place a wager on said horse, and lucky for him, I'll Have Another made the biggest upset in the history of the race by winning from post 19 out of a field of 20.