Gin Gin Mule

Gin Gin Mule, Downton Distillery, Lime, Cocktail

This gingery, minty wonder was originally created by Audrey Saunders as a gateway gin drink for vodka lovers. But over the years, the Gin-Gin Mule has become much more—a symbol of both the New York City cocktail renaissance and the generation of female bartending icons integral to it.

The Gin-Gin Mule was synonymous with Saunders’ beloved Pegu Club, which was a Manhattan institution before its heart-breaking closure in 2020.

If the Gin-Gin Mule’s build feels familiar, it’s because what you’re looking at is essentially a gin Mojito (Southside) with the addition of ginger beer. This cocktail was a staple at Pegu Club throughout the iconic New York City bar’s 15-year tenure, and it’s an easy modern classic sure to please any crowd.

Ease of Making: Easy, amend quantities as needed.

Glass Type: High Ball / Copper Mug

Taste: Light, sweet & refreshing

 Recipe:

  •  50ml Explorer’s Gin
  • 30ml Ginger Beer
  • 12ml Simple syrup
  • 22ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Handful of mint leaves (muddle)

Method:

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint sprig, simple syrup and lime juice.
  • Add the gin and ice and shake until well-chilled.
  • Fill your glass with ice.
  • Strain into a highball glass then top up with ginger beer.
  • Garnish with mint sprig.
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