The Gin-Gin Mule Cocktail was invented by Amanda Schuster in 2000 for her NYC bar Pegu Club as a gateway gin drink for vodka lovers. Thinking about the mojito and the Moscow mule, Saunders played with a combination of the two. “I really loved what was happening in that mixing glass, so I started to take it out for a spin with a handful of different gins, and landed on Tanqueray. Tanqueray’s big, muscular juniper profile was a match made in heaven with all of the other ingredients.” It’s known as a Gin-Gin for two types of “gin” in the recipe: one being the botanical liquor we all know as gin and the second is ginger beer.
- 1 3/4 oz Dry Gin (Tanqueray)
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- 3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 mint sprig
- 1 oz Ginger Beer (preferably Audrey Saunders)
- Garnish: 1 mint sprig
In a cocktail shaker, add mint leaves, lime juice and simple syrup, then muddle well. Add gin and fill the shaker with ice. Shake for 20-30 seconds or until chilled and then strain into a highball glass fill with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and then garnish with a mint sprig. Enjoy!