The Ginger Mint Mule combines spicy ginger and cooling mint into a balanced and refreshing beverage with major herbal benefits. Not just for flavor, ginger and mint are both incredible digestive herbs that make this an excellent beverage to enjoy after a meal. For those who love the fiery kick of ginger, this may be your new favorite drink!
No need for sugary store-bought ginger ale with this mule. Instead, the infusion of fresh ginger and mint gives an incredible flavor and allows you to customize sweetness.
We hope you enjoy it!
Ps. While we’ve crafted this as a cocktail, we love it as a mocktail too. Skipping the booze means we can drink these all day, which we’re not mad about 😉
2 teaspoons dried mint (or 1 mint tea bag)
2 sprigs of fresh mint (save some for garnish)
2-3 inches fresh ginger root
1-2 teaspoons maple syrup (or any other sweetener you like!)
1.5 oz vodka **
** To make this cocktail a mocktail, skip the vodka- It’s incredibly good as a digestive spritzer!
First, make a strong herbal infusion with mint and ginger. Peel and grate your fresh ginger knob and add it to a heat-safe glass or small pitcher. Add in dried mint and one of the mint sprigs. Pour 6 oz of boiling water over the herbs. Muddle the fresh mint to release the oils from the leaves and let the mixture sit for 20-40 minutes. Strain infusion into a small jar. There will be extra leftover for another batch of cocktails or digestive tonics!
Fill a glass with ice. Pour in vodka, 1 ½ oz of the ginger mint infusion (add a little more if you love the ginger kick!), and sweetener. Give it a stir and top with club soda. Garnish with a large sprig of mint and a slice of ginger.