|His butt is nothing to sneeze at, either|
The Gin Gin Mule is also a silly title, but far less pretentious. It is actually a fairly recent addition to the mixed drink world. It was invented in the aughts by Audrey Saunders, who apparently is a famous bartender. Have you heard of her? Me neither. I guess being a famous bartender only buys you so much. Nevertheless, you know it must be a good drink because it was named one of the 25 most influential cocktails of the last 100 years by some random guy who writes for a magazine I’ve never heard of.
The Gin Gin Mule marked some TBIAW firsts. It was our first “buck” which is a drink made from ginger ale or beer, fruit juice, and liquor. These are also known as “mules”, hence the name. It was also our first drink that required muddling. Mrs. Bottle bought a muddler ages ago in anticipation of this day. I hadn’t seen her that excited since, well, ever. She took out a lot of frustrations on those mint leaves. I have no idea what they ever did to her.
Overall Rating for the Gin Gin Mule
Presentation: 4 – Only a 3 if you don’t like little bits of stuff floating in your drink
Ease of Preparation: 1 – Complicated with all the muddling and whatnot
Drinks Until Blackout: 8 – 14% Alcohol
1.5 oz Gin
.75 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Ginger Beer
6-8 Sprigs Mint