The gin gin mule cocktail is a particularly popular spring and summer cocktail due to its refreshing ingredients such as mint and ginger beer. It is a cocktail category that owes its popularity to the Moscow Mule, a variant with ginger beer and vodka.
The gin underlines the clear and fresh note of the gin gin mule. The ginger beer is similar to the ginger ale, but has a stronger ginger flavor. It is a bit more hot and pungent, which adds a nice kick to this cocktail.
Take about 60ml of gin, ginger beer, lime or lemon juice and maybe a little sugar syrup, mix everything together on ice in a highball glass and your drink is ready.
Preparing and garnishing the gin gin mule take about 10 minutes in total.
Gin Gin Mule
- Cocktail shaker
- Bar strainer
- Highball glass
- 45 ml gin
- 30 ml sugar syrup
- 25 ml lime juice
- 30 ml ginger beer
- 5-10 leaves of mint
- Ice cubes
- Mint for decoration
- Put mint, lime juice and sugar syrup into the shaker.
- Use the pestle to crush the ingredients and mix them together.
- Add gin and ice cubes to the shaker and shake vigorously.
- Double-strain into a glass filled with ice cubes.
- Top up the glass with ginger beer.
Origins of Gin Gin Mule
Gin Gin Mule was made in New York by Audrey Saunders more than ten years ago in her Pegu Club. The second gin in the name refers to the word ginger and alludes to the ginger taste it contains.
The gin gin mule is now considered one of the most influential cocktails due to its great taste. The basis of the Gin Gin Mule is the well-known Moscow Mule, which is mixed with vodka instead of gin.
Similar to the Gin Basil Smash, it takes a very simple basic recipe, modifies it with the simplest of means and turns a good everyday drink into a masterpiece.
The Moscow Mule cocktail was developed by Smirnoff owner John Martin and his colleagues.
Which gin goes best with the gin gin mule?
This cocktail gets a lot of sweetness from Ginger Beer and sugar syrup, which in cooperation with the freshness of the mint and the spiciness of the Ginger Beers gives an extremely round overall taste. As a result, mild gins go completely unnoticed and leave you with a sweet ginger beer variant with a lot of mint. To cut back on the sweet profile, try using dry gins preferably with a strong juniper profile.
Tanqueray No. Ten
When you make this cocktail made with Tanqueray No. Ten, the gin is very clearly present in the taste. The cocktail is extremely well balanced and its element support each other. Highly recommended!
>> Tanqueray No. Ten Review
Juniper Jack Navy Strength Unplugged Gin
The heavy juniper notes in this gin make it a superb choice for gin gin mule. The juniper complements the fresh aromas in this cocktail with a herbal undertone to make this combination taste like magic.
The London No. 1 Gin
Mint and ginger beer dominate the cocktail from the start. In the finish, the crisp notes of this gin come to the fore to give the gin gin mule other interesting flavors, while maintaining the original flavors of the cocktail.
The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
The Botanist blends harmoniously in this cocktail. Overall the drink is well balanced and tastes as it should.
>> The Botanist Islay Dry Gin Review
Whitley Neill Gin
This gin fits perfectly in gin gin mule without altering the cocktail’s taste profile. In fact, Whitley Neill gin extends the taste of gin gin mule with its spicy aromas.
>> Whitley Neill Gin Review
Read more: Our favorite Gin Tonic recipes
Gins that should not be used in Gin Gin Mule
Sipsmith London Dry Gin
The Sipsmith Gin’s flavors are lost when it used to make gin gin mule. Although the cocktail still tastes quite nice, this gin does not support the cocktail in any way. You are better off choosing from one of the recommended gins for gin gin mule.
> Sipsmith London Dry Gin Review
feel! Munich Dry Gin
Feel Munich Dry gin and gin gin mule do not go well together. The complexity of the gin falls is lost and the cocktail itself just doesn’t work anymore.
Read more: What goes into making a gin?
Ginger Beer for Gin Gin Mule
For this drink you need a ginger beer that that is hot. Even if it sounds boring, you won’t regret going with standard ginger beer brands such Thomas Henry. It works very well with gin gin mule.
Cocktail glasses for Gin Gin Mule
Choosing the right glass is crucial for the presentation. But there are only a few gin cocktails, like the martini, where the glass is set. The volume of the glass plays an important role in choosing it for any cocktail.
If the cocktail consist only of gin and other spirits, you can use a tumbler or a coupette. If the cocktail is filled with ginger beer, like the gin gin mule, you need a long drink glass to accommodate the ginger beer. The same concept holds true for gin and tonic.
Highball glass by Nachtmann
We have recommended this glass in other cocktail recipes. We like it because it is a stable glass with a great pattern. The opening is large enough for large ice cubes and for filling with ginger beer.
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Highball crystal glass – Nachtmann
This crystal glass has an 8 cm opening at the top and can therefore accommodate large blocks of ice perfectly. The great pattern of the glass is an eye-catcher. An elegant presentation of the mules.
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The Gin Gin Mule is refreshing and hot with an intense ginger taste accompanied by fresh mint. Both ingredients are also used in other cocktails such as follows.
The gin buck cocktail is all about ginger. There are different versions with Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale, depending on your taste and availability. The gin plays a role here, especially towards the finish.
>> Gin Buck cocktail recipe
The mint in Oceanside Fizz combined with fresh sea salt adds fresh and an interesting dimension to the classic gin fizz.
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