Rob Krueger, Extra Fancy | Brooklyn, NY

“Ginger beer has been called ketchup,” says Rob Krueger of Brooklyn’s Extra Fancy, meaning that it’s become somewhat of a crowd-pleasing ingredient in the cocktail world of late. But that doesn’t make it any less delicious. Here, Krueger incorporates it into his Go-To, alongside gin, cucumber, mint and St. Germain, the original bartender’s ketchup.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces gin, preferably Ford's
  • 1/2 ounce St. Germain
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 3 slices cucumber
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • ginger beer, to top

  1. Combine gin, St. Germain and lime juice in a collins glass.
  2. Add ice then top with mint and cucumber.
  3. Cheat shake by capping the glass with a small tin and shaking.
  4. Top with ginger beer.