The whole thought process around this drink was enough to create an entire blog post — that’s how excited we are about it.
The mixologist who created the Gin Gin Mule: Audrey Saunders
Audrey Saunders, aka the “Libation Goddess”, opened The Pegu Club in New York City’s Soho district, in late August 2005. Pegu Club has established a global reputation not only for its beverage program, but also for all facets of service in an uncomplicated, civilized atmosphere.
The Gin Gin Mule
An inspired cross between a Gin-Gin and a Moscow Mule combines mint, gin, and ginger beer.
The Gin-Gin Mule is a milestone drink of the 21st-century cocktail renaissance. In fact, we named it one of the 25 most influential cocktails of the past century in our May/June 2010 issue. Created by the equally influential Pegu Club owner Audrey Saunders, the cocktail has inspired countless spin-offs, and bartenders around the country took Saunders’ cue to highlight ginger and improve drinks with homemade ingredients.
6 mint sprigs
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
1 1/2 oz. dry gin
3/4 oz. ginger beer (Saunders uses a housemade version)
Splash of soda water
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer
Garnish: lime wedge and mint sprig
Well, we have a spin-off of the drink too, thanks to the bartender extraordinaire over at V. Picasso. He’s the one who introduced us to and educated us on the history of the Gin Gin Mule and then had us come back to try a version with ginger-infused gin. Droooooool. The Gin Gin Gin Mule? The Little Gin Gin that Could? Oh, just pour me another, barkeep!
Be sure to stop by V. Picasso all LadyFest (October 15-18) to order one or two for yourself!
How our new friend, Christopher, reviews it (love him)!