If you read any number of cocktail blogs regularly, you will note that I am one of the few such bloggers who is not currently pickling him or herself in New Orleans right now. Fear not, intrepid reader, I’ll just have to put up enough content to take up the slack until they sober up (Check back in October). I’ve been in a new drink funk for a while, so I’m touring Talesbloggers’ houses while they are out, and stealing their drinks. In the interests of sending you to their blogs, I’ll leave out one critical item from recipes I repost here….
I’d be remiss if I didn’t do one of these posts on a drink by Stevi, at Two at the Most.
Stevi offers up the Gin Gin Mule, a delicious creation of Audrey Saunders. Audrey is the impresario behind the greatest named cocktail bar in the world, and meeting her would have been one of several legitimate reasons I’d have loved for this series to have been replaced with one ACTUALLY blogging Tales. Stevi offers up this drink as part of a review of Pacific Distillery’s Voyager Gin. It’s a boutique gin, made in Washington State. Stevi tries to claim,
Voyager Gin is available in many Washington State Liquor Control Board stores, but I think we all know that’s a lie….
At any rate, here’s the complete recipe:
- 2 oz gin (Voyager gin)
- 0.75 oz lime juice
- 0.25 oz rich simple syrup (2:1)
- 8 mint leaves
- ginger beer
- mint sprig for garnish
Shake first four ingredients well, and strain into a collins glass with big ice. Top off with the ginger beer. Garnish with a gently bruised mint sprig. Leave a good number of bruised leaves above the surface.
Yes, I gave the whole recipe again. This time I’m relying on the mostly obscured photo I’ve run with each of these posts to get you to visit Stevi’s. Her drink shot is just beautiful, and will add to your anticipation when you give this drink a try. I imagined her drink when I was sipping my much less photogenic attempt….