Cocktails are tons of fun, but some are just more exciting than others. Well, today, we’re talking about one of the trendiest libations, the gin gin mule cocktail. Perhaps you’ve heard about the Moscow mule; you might also have enjoyed a gin and tonic or two. Well, the gin gin mule cocktail has a bit of both.
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The Right Gin, Four Pillars Gin
You can only make a great gin cocktail with the proper gin; it makes all the difference! And although gin is living a golden era, we’d love to introduce you to our new favorite, Four Pillars Gin.
Four Pillars is a wonderful Australian distillery opened in 2013 by three mates. The distillery’s highlight is Wilma, a gorgeous copper still. What does Four Pillars Distillery do best? Gin, of course.
This creative craft distillery produces all types of gin, from a Pink Gin to a deep-hued Blood Shiraz Gin. For today’s gin gin mule cocktail, pick your favorite! They’ll all give your cocktail a unique personality.
What is a Gin Gin Mule Cocktail?
Audrey Saunders created this relatively modern drink at the New York Pegu Club. The cocktail shares similarities with the Moscow mule, based on vodka, but it’s an entirely different drink.
Why gin gin? This cocktail contains two “gins”, the botanical-infused distilled spirit and ginger beer, a non-alcoholic, sweetened and carbonated beverage made with ginger spice, yeast and sugar. Together, both gins pack a punch — the cocktail “kicks like a mule!” The gin gin mule recipe also calls for lime juice and mint leaves. A dash of sugar syrup rounds it all up.
The Perfect Gin Gin Mule Recipe
Now that you know about the gin gin mule cocktail. Let’s make ourselves a drink. For this recipe, you’ll need two shots of Four Pillars Gin, half a shot of lime juice, and a dash of simple syrup. You’ll also need at least 12 mint leaves and ginger beer. A few slices of ginger root will give this cocktail a refreshing feel.
Muddle the ginger root in a mixing glass, add the gin, mint, lemon juice and simple syrup. Fill with ice and shake. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with fresh ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with extra mint leaves. Enjoy!
Cocktails Are Best Enjoyed in the Wine Country
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Sip your new favorite gin cocktail slowly and enjoy its balanced yet potent flavor. Sure, some cocktails share similarities with the gin gin mule, but there’s nothing like this new gin-lover’s favorite.