Cocktail Hour // Gin Gin Mule

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You can shake your finger at the big box stores and their Christmas trees and try to deny it all you want, but the holiday season is officially upon us.  Over the next two months we’ll all enjoy a few too many sinful appetizers and imbibe in one too many perfectly shaken up cocktails, so let’s just embrace it, shall we?  January will come soon enough and we can all hop on the newest juice cleanse and pledge our allegiance to healthy living.  In the meantime, allow me to introduce my current favorite cocktail of the season:  The Gin Gin Mule.  This one is the brainchild of Cocktail Academy, the only experts you really want mixing up your drinks these days.  Comprised of cocktail connoisseurs, party experts, and brand ambassadors, they partner with brands and individuals to make enjoying cocktails about as fun and enjoyable as you ever could imagine!  Since we can’t have them around all of the time, sadly, they agreed to dish the details on our favorite adult beverage of the moment…

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What You’ll Need:

  • 2oz Gin
  • 1oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/2oz Ginger Syrup
  • Handful of fresh mint
  • Club Soda

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To Create the Ginger Syrup:

Begin by juicing fresh ginger.  Then, for 4 parts of fresh ginger juice, add 3 parts of granulated sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves.

To Create the Gin Gin Mule:

Add all ingredients, except for the club soda, to a shaker, fill completely with ice and shake hard. Strain into an ice filled collins glass, and then top with club soda.

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Photography by Melissa Valladares

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