The Orange Gin Mule is a mix of gin, ginger beer, lime juice and orange bitters. The cocktail has emerged in the last decade because it gives the drinker the same sensation as drinking an alcoholic ginger beer. It was initially created by Justin Slojkowski in 2009 in New York City for his restaurant Pouring Ribbons. The concept of mixing gin with ginger beer originated from Moscow Mule, which is a well-known cocktail made with vodka and ginger beer.The vibrant ginger spice meets the bright juniper and citrus flavour of the gin, while the vanilla of the bourbon adds sweetness, making this drink an ideal treat for any occasion.
8 mint leaves
¾ ounce orange liqueur
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1½ ounces London dry gin
4 ounces ginger beer
Lime slice and mint sprig for garnish
1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the orange liqueur.
2. Add the lime juice, London dry gin, and ice.
3. Shake to chill.
4. Strain into a mule cup filled with ice. Top with the ginger beer.
5. Garnish with a lime slice and mint sprig.