Brooklyn Gin Mule

It’s Friday! I don’t have to work! That calls for a drink, doesn’t it? Now, I am anticipating people telling me that a gin mule requires both muddled mint and simple syrup: I know that. However, I do not always have those two things lying around, but I do always have gin and limes, and the bodega down the street sells lots of fun and interesting sodas, dry ginger ale being one of them. Put these three simple ingredients together and you have what I like to call a Brooklyn Gin Mule. I use the word Brooklyn for two reasons. First, I’ve used my new second favorite gin (Hendricks will always be first in my heart), Brooklyn Gin. It’s distilled in small batches right here in New York and it’s absolutely fantastic. You can really taste the hand-cracked juniper berries, and when you open the bottle, you are greeted with an intoxicatingly light and refreshing citrus aroma. I especially love that despite all of the wonderful notes in the gin, it’s still nice and dry, so you can make a lovely gin and tonic or any number of fun cocktails. Of course, if you can’t get your hands on some Brooklyn Gin, you can certainly use whatever you have in your home. If you’re making drinks for a crowd, there’s nothing wrong with Seagrams! I suppose using Seagrams would really make this more of a Brooklyn Gin Mule than the Brooklyn Gin, but I digress. The second reason I am calling this a Brooklyn Gin Mule is because, like most things in Brooklyn, it’s just a little less fancy than what you’d find in Manhattan. One day I will post a traditional gin mule with all of the proper fixin’s, but for now, enjoy this simple summery cocktail and have a great weekend!

Brooklyn Gin Mule
All you need.

Brooklyn Gin Mule
I am such a sucker for packaging. Look at how pretty that bottle is.

Brooklyn Gin Mule
Now it’s time for the most laborious part of this recipe: juicing your limes. After that, you just mix everything in the glass and serve!

Brooklyn Gin Mule
Is it summer, yet?

Brooklyn Gin Mule
Serves: 2 drinks
  • 6 ice cubes
  • juice of 2-3 limes (if you have good, ripe limes, you'll probably only need 2)
  • 3 ounces gin (2 shots)
  • 12 ounces dry ginger ale (I like to use GuS)
  1. Place 3 ice cubes in 2 tall glasses. Juice your limes and pour the juice over the ice. Add 1.5 ounces of gin (or more, if you love me) to each glass. Pour 6 ounces of the dry ginger soda over everything and stir to combine.


11 Responses

  1. mom says:

    Happy Friday! Enjoy your day off. Its alway nice to have a day off when some others have to work. This look light and refreshing, like I want to sit under a big Willow tree or put my feet in the creek!

    • Sydney says:

      @Mom: I want to do that, too! 😉

      @Rachael: I hope you get some warmer weather, soon!

      @Anthony: I’ll definitely have to check it out – I’ll take any excuse to increase my gin collection!

      @Rachael: I’m certainly going to add mint, next time!

      @Ryan: Thanks for the suggestions! I have quite a gin adventure ahead of me.

  2. Rachael says:

    This looks amazing. I’m bookmarking it and hoping that I’ll remember what the heck it is when the weather around here is above freezing.

  3. Anthony says:

    You and me both about bottles: I love attractive designs.

    Regarding gin, if you see an Austrian gin called “Monopolowa,” give it a try, I think you’ll like it. (Trader Joe’s carries it sometimes.) It makes a much tastier gin martini than I’ve usually had.

  4. Rachael says:

    I am going to try this soon. I love anything with lime & ginger ale (I also love mint 😉 )

  5. Ryan says:

    @ Anthony

    I do believe that Monopolowa is a vodka. If you’re looking for some great and unique gin, try hunting down some Citadelle Reserve. Death’s Door and Old Raj are winners as well.

  6. Ryan says:

    Nevermind. An internet search revealed that they do make a gin. My bad.

  7. Caitlin says:

    Do you think this would work with Ginger beer? Like blenheims?

  8. Caitlin says:

    I’m going to try it tonight! Be on the look out for a post on by blog!

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