Monday, September 14, 2009

gin gin mule

1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
6 sprigs Mint
3/4 oz Ginger Beer (Reed's)
1 1/2 oz Gin (Beefeater)

Muddle the mint with lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice, gin, and ginger beer; shake and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a lime wedge.

After the Scotch Cringe, I felt the need to have another highball to balance the oddity quotient of the evening. Looking on the Anvil's 100 drinks list, I chose the Gin Gin Mule as #78 to cross off. The Gin Gin Mule was created by Audrey Saunders from the Pegu Club in Manhattan as a mix between a Moscow Mule and a Gin-Gin cocktail. The recipe I used was from Dale DeGroff's The Craft of the Cocktail which we bought a few months ago at the Boston Shaker's store in Somerville. For some reason, I had it in my head that this drink was going to be incredibly gingery before I saw the recipe; however, the ginger flavors were more on the subtle rather than blaring side. Indeed, the ginger was in balance with the lime and the mint to make a rather refreshing drink. It was surprising how the gin was not very prominent in the profile even when using a robust gin like Beefeater. I think the easiest way to explain the Gin Gin Mule is a Mojito minus rum and plus gin and a little ginger beer.


H. Adams said...
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frederic said...

The drink was created by Audrey Saunders and pre-dates her opening up NYC's Pegu Club in 2005. It's a like the Moscow Mule but with mint added to the mix (besides the swap in spirits). Or yes, a Mojito with ginger beer instead of soda water (besides the booze change).