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