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