A twist on a classic drink

Published 2:15 pm Friday, December 29, 2017

Gin-Gin Mule

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.

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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.

Gin-Gin Mule


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.

About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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