Note to Self: Drink This in the Spring

Gin Gin Mule:

Ingredients
Note: One fluid ounce equals two tablespoons.

3/4 ounce lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup (or 1 teaspoon superfine granulated sugar)
8 to 10 mint leaves, chopped
2 ounces ginger beer
1 and 1/2 ounces Tanqueray gin

Garnish: sprig of mint

Simple Syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water in a saucepan

Instructions
Muddle the lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves together in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add ginger beer and gin. Shake well. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice, and top with additional ginger beer and a sprig of mint.

Simple Syrup
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil for a few seconds. Set aside to cool.

via American Drink, via NYMag, via Beacon.