The classic Moscow Mule is a simple, refreshing cocktail that combines vodka, ginger beer and fresh lime juice and is traditionally served in an ice-cold copper mug. This variation eschews vodka for gin, letting the juniper-dominant spirit meld with spicy-sweet ginger beer and tart citrus.
2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
3 ounces ginger beer
Garnish: lime wheel
Fill a copper mug (or highball glass) with ice, then add the gin and lime juice.
Top with the ginger beer and stir briefly.
Garnish with a lime wheel.