Mama’s Mule

In the past, the thought of gin brought back memories of that typical story of a  21 run where you drink way too many cheap gin and tonics that went down oh-so easy but came back up in a violent, stick-my-head-out-the-wind-like-a-drunk-dog in your boyfriend’s car kind of way.  Remember that?  No?  Was it just me?  I remember just the smell of gin would make me gag!  Well, we’re not in the 90’s anymore!  I’ve discovered a new gin!  Hendricks gin!  Traditional gin is infused with juniper berries whereas Hendricks also adds Bulgarian rose and cucumber in theirs.  The flavor is distinctive and a far cry from your mama’s gin..wait, that’s me…

In the last few years, the Moscow Mule has made a big comeback and the lemon, ginger beer and mint in a mule recipe are perfect accompaniments to this gin.  So, I’ve created a mule of my own with gin rather than the traditional vodka and added cucumber to bring out the essence of this spirit.

BTW, Hendrick’s gin did not sponsor or pay me for my rave reviews, however if anyone from there reads this, I’d gladly accept cases of it!!

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Mama's Mule
Print Recipe
Have fun and serve them in traditional copper mugs if you have them!
Servings
2
Servings
2
Mama's Mule
Print Recipe
Have fun and serve them in traditional copper mugs if you have them!
Servings
2
Servings
2
Ingredients
Cocktail
Garnish
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Cut 1/2 the lime into 4 wedges. Put wedges of lime, mint and cucumber in a shaker glass
  2. Use a small wooden spoon or a muddler and smash the lime, mint and cucumber until the juice of the lime is squeezed out and the mint and cucumber are broken.
  3. Fill 3/4 of the shaker with ice and add gin.
  4. Shake it like a polaroid picture! Like you mean it and incorporate the gin, ice and mint mixture together well. This is how you make it delicious!
  5. Fill 2 low ball glasses with fresh ice.
  6. Strain drink evenly into both glasses.
  7. Pour ginger beer to the top of each glass. Garnish with cucumber slices and mint to make it look pretty.
  8. For me, I like to keep it simple and garnish it with just a sprig of mint. Keep the extra cucumbers to make more Mama's Mule!
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