Gin-Gin Mules

Every time I make this cocktail for someone, they ask me to make them another, and then they ask for the recipe.

The past two weekends we have either been visiting friends or having friends visit us. We’ve been doing a lot of surfing, a lot of cooking and a lot of drinking.

I’ve been making a lot of Gin-Gin Mules. They are much like a Moscow Mule, but use gin and a bunch of fresh mint (it makes for a summery, super fresh drink). I definitely prefer it to the Russian version.


Me and Miles


This is a recipe from my foxy friend, Ashley who started making these at pizza nights.  The type of ginger beer which was recommended to me by my cocktail wiz-kid friend is Bundaberg Ginger Beer. It is more expensive than the other Jamaican-style ginger beers you might find, but it really makes this drink amazing.

Gin-Gin Mules

*one small bottle of ginger beer makes about 3 mules


  • 8-10 mint leaves per each glass
  • 1/2 lime (with a wedge to garnish) per glass
  • 1 shot gin per glass ( I like Bombay)
  • crushed ice
  • 1, 12.7 oz bottle Bundaberg Ginger Beer


  1. Squeeze lime into glass and then add the lime plus the mint to the glass.
  2. Muddle mint and lime in the bottom of glass (I don’t have a muddler so I use the end of the handle of a wooden spoon).
  3. Add gin, and cover with crushed ice.
  4. Top off with ginger beer (one bottle over 2-3 glasses).
  5. Stir a little and garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge.

Gin-Gin Mule Bundaberg