Blueberry Gin Mule

Blueberry Gin Mule

This cocktail wraps up Blueberry Week on The Northern Magnolia!  I was thrilled that we came home with enough blueberries from our picking expedition to be able to make the blueberry ginger pie in this post as well as this cocktail!  Gin Mules are frequently drank in our house.  I know Moscow Mules are probably the more popular choice, but both Brian and I prefer gin, and we both love how a cucumbery gin (yes, I made up that word) like Hendrick's pairs with a spicy ginger beer..

Blueberry Gin Mule

So, if you love a Moscow Mule, trade the vodka in for some gin and see what you think.  It might surprise you!

Blueberry Gin Mule

The addition of the blueberry syrup made from the fresh blueberries we picked last weekend added just the right amount of fresh sweetness.  We really loved it because it didn't overshadow the spiciness of the ginger beer.  

Blueberry Gin Mule

And yes I kind of went a little crazy with the garnishes, but I couldn't help myself.  It kind of looks like a garden in a cup.  The best way to drink a gin mule is in the traditional copper mug.  It keeps the temperature of the drink nice and chilly since the metal quickly absorbs the cold temperature of the cocktail, and experts say the copper makes the mule taste better! 

Blueberry Gin Mule

I hope you guys enjoy this cocktail!  As always, I'd love to know what you think!

Blueberry Gin Mule

Blueberry Gin Mule (makes 1 cocktail)


1 cup fresh blueberries + a few extra for garnish
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp sugar
6 fresh mint leaves + extra for garnish
1 oz fresh lime juice + extra lime for garnish
2 oz gin (we prefer Hendrick's)
Ginger beer (we prefer Q Drinks)


1.  Make blueberry syrup by combining blueberries, water and sugar in pot on medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 4-5 minutes.  Reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes, then allow to cool.

2.  Muddle mint leaves in cocktail shaker until the room smells minty (we have this muddler).  Add gin, lime juice and a handful of ice and give it a bartender shake.

3.  Strain into a copper mug, top with ginger beer, 1 Tbsp of the blueberry syrup and stir. Garnish with mint leaves, lime wedge or both!  (As you can see I also added some edible flowers).

4.  Enjoy!

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