Today we are going to show you how to make a Gin Mule, a cocktail based on gin, ginger beer, lime, simple syrup and mint.
The Gin Mule is a very fresh cocktail that will surprise you. There is another variant whose alcoholic base is Vodka called Moskow Mule. Another characteristic of this drink is that it is prepared in a copper-type metal cup on the outside, also called a mule cup.
1- We add crushed ice to our mule cup to cool it down.
2-In our shaker we put 7 cl (2 Oz) of Gin Bull Terrier, 2 cl (1/2 Oz) of simple syrup, juice of half a lime, or lemon if you prefer.
3- Add ice and shake vigorously to mix and cool.
4- Pour the liquid over the mule cup, add a Ginger Beer Schweppes soda and decorate with some mint leaves, first hitting them to release their aromas, and a slice of lime or lemon.
Enjoy this fresh cocktail and surprise your friends with something different with a spicy touch of Ginger Beer.
You can see the following video of the preparation.
ORIGIN OF THE GIN MULE
The Gin Mule is a variant of the Moskow Mule. The original cocktail was based on vodka and its creation was a cluster of circumstances and needs of several entrepreneurial people in the city of Los Angeles, although the original idea comes from New York. On the one hand there was a sales representative of Smirnoff vodka, Rudolph Kunett, and on the other hand a businessman who was trying to introduce ginger beer, whose name was John A. Morgan, to the American market and with the suggestion of a woman who proposed to make it in the copper mule cup, since she sold these cups and was trying to popularize them in the US.
All this happened in 1941. American consumers of alcoholic beverages were not for the task of consuming vodka, since they had more culture to consume other spirits such as gin or Whiskey and especially American Bourbon, they did not intend to drink a typical Russian drink.
The businessman who had the distribution and rights of Smirnoff vodka, Rudolph Kunett, created this cocktail together with his friends and called it Moskow Mule, which they popularized throughout the United States by going to the bars taking pictures of the Waiters with a bottle of his Vodka and the mule-type cup, a copper cup, which undoubtedly gave it a new and different touch to anything seen before. He took two photos with a Polaroid to leave one in the bar and another for his collection of photos taken throughout the American territory.
The success was such that in a few years a multitude of variants emerged, replacing Vodka with Gin, Whiskey and even Bourbon, things from the cold war, where consuming Vodka, let’s say that in some social sectors it was even anti-American. In any case, my opinion is that it tastes better with Gin since it adds the nuances of its botanicals, and with Vodka it only tastes like Ginger Beer with lemon, personal opinion.
In another article we are going to talk more about the culture of this cocktail and its evolution.
We hope you enjoy this combination and we recommend that you especially consume it in spring and summer since it is a very very fresh cocktail and is served very cold.
Cheers to all and see you at the next Bull Terrier drink.
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