We muddled the mint and squeezed the limes, and wouldn’t you know it, with a little gin and ginger beer — we had ourselves a highball.
The recipe, from Audrey Saunders, can be found here: Cocktail recipe: Gin Gin Mules and after the jump.
Gin Gin Mules
1 1/2 ounces lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup (1:1 or use superfine sugar)
About a dozen mint sprigs, the tops of two reserved for garnish
3 ounces gin
1 to 2 ounces ginger beer
In a pitcher, muddle the mint with the lime juice and the simple syrup. Add the gin. Strain into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into 2 lowball glasses filled with ice (crushed, if you have it). Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel.
Yield: 2 drinks.