A twist on a classic drink
Published 2:15 pm Friday, December 29, 2017
I’ve never been a fan of cocktails that are served warm. So, even though the weather outside is chilly, I still like my cocktails over ice, too.
Enter in this twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. This version substitutes gin for vodka and adds muddled mint — keeps with the frosty feeling of a Minnesota winter, right?
To make it even more of a Minnesota drink, I used Prairie Gin. A product of Prairie Spirits, Prairie Gin is made right here in Minnesota, right down to the corn grown to be mashed up, fermented and distilled. The company’s products are USDA-certified organic, as well.
So for those of you who don’t mind a little extra chill during these cold prairie months, give the Gin-Gin Mule a try.
10 mint leaves
1 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounces gin
2 ounces ginger beer
Mint sprig or leaves, for garnish
Muddle mint leaves, simple syrup and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
Add gin and fill with ice.
Shake and strain into an ice-filled glass.
Top with ginger beer and garnish with mint.
Cocktail recipe from Saveur.