Not sure if I’ve mentioned it on here before, but my go-to drink is easily a gin & tonic. Doesn’t matter the season or where I am…when in doubt, that’s my order. One of my goals this year is to fully build out my at-home bar with staples that make it easy to whip up a range of cocktails in a pinch (right now your options are literally Hendrick’s on the rocks, schnapps, two shots of rum, or some Grand Marnier, so we’ve got a little ways to go). Another favorite? Moscow Mules! But I’m not the biggest vodka drinker, so one with gin takes the cake any day. Luckily the imminent warm weather means these drinks are about to have their time to shine–they’re so refreshing and I mean, who doesn’t love the copper mugs they’re so often served in?!
So back to gin mules…this recipe is great because it doesn’t require lots of ingredients (meaning those of us who have some ways to go with our bar cart essentials can still make it!). Besides the gin, the other ingredients are inexpensive and can be picked up at the grocery store. Ginger beer is easy to keep on hand, and I almost always have lemons in the fridge to jazz up a dish or to make warm lemon water in the mornings. If you’ve never tried sipping on warm lemon water, I highly recommend it. I’ve mentioned it before, but it has a ton of health benefits and actually tastes delicious.
But for now, it’s gin time!
– 1.5oz gin (I used Hendrick’s)
– 12oz chilled ginger beer (I used Crabbie’s Alcoholic Orange and Original)
– 1 lemon
Combine gin and ginger beer in a glass and stir. Slice lemon and add a slice to each glass. Enjoy!
Thank you to Crabbie’s for partnering on this post! As always, all opinions are my own.
Photos by me