Ginger can be a great cocktail ingredient. It can add a sweet spice to any drink.
Adding ginger to your recipes is the perfect way to get an extra dose of health benefits and immune-boosting properties. Ginger root has been linked to relieving nausea, improving digestion, easing a cold or flu, and so much more.
With it being cold and sniffles season, there’s no better time to start playing around with this component. It’s easy to work with and it will take your drink to the next level.
Blueberry Ginger Cooler Mocktail
A sweet and refreshing mocktail to kick off the new year. It’s the perfect mix of spice from the ginger and tartness from the blueberries and lime juice.
- 1 tsp. Simply Organic Ginger Root Ground 1.64 oz.
- 1 cup Water
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1/2 cup Freshly Squeeze Lime Juice
- 1 cup seltzer
Preparation: In a small saucepot over medium-high heat, make a simple syrup by combining water, ¾ cup sugar, and ginger. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. In a food processor, add blueberries and lime juice. Puree until smooth, then press the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to discard solids. In a bowl with a pour spout, add cooled simple syrup and blueberry mixture and stir to combine. Fill two glasses with ice. Divide mixture evenly into glasses. Top off with seltzer.
Recipe Tip: To reduce the sugar content per serving, use less of the simple syrup. Reducing the sugar in the simple syrup alters the consistency of the simple syrup.
Gingered Jun Pearbucha
Kombucha is all the rage. It makes an excellent mixer with any cocktail. Kombucha helps in promoting a healthy gut.
- 8 oz. Wild Tonic® Chai Pear Jun Kombucha
- 1/4 cup of Pear Brandy
- 1 tsp. Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Honey Dissolved in 1/8 cup hot water & muddled with 1 tsp. Fresh Ginger Root
Preparation: Strain Ginger root and honey mixture into a highball glass with ice. Stir in remaining ingredients. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Courtesy Brandon “Habi” Habenstein, beverage director of The Kitchen & Bar at Bardstown Bourbon Company. Made with homemade sweet potato butter and ground ginger, this hot cocktail is going to be the perfect thing to warm you up.
- 1 oz. Bardstown Bourbon Co. Fusion Series
- 1 oz. Sweet Potato Butter*
- 3 oz. Boiling Water
- Freshly Grated Nutmeg
Preparation: Combine bourbon and sweet potato butter in a mug. Top with boiling water. Stir to combine. Grate nutmeg on top.
*Sweet Potato Butter
- 2 cups Peeled, Chopped Sweet Potatoes
- 8 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
- 1/4 cup Raw Sugar
- 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/8 tsp. Ground Ginger
- 1/8 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
Preparation: Boil peeled, chopped sweet potatoes until quite soft (~20 minutes). Drain liquid and mash while hot. Add remaining ingredients to mashed potatoes. Stir until thoroughly blended––the creamier, the better.
Another drink to keep you warm and cozy on a snowy night. The honey is rich in antioxidants, lemon juice supports heart health, and ginger reduces inflammation.
- 50ml Beefeater Dry London Gin
- 200ml Ginger Beer
- 150ml Apple Juice
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- 5ml Honey Lemon juice
- Cinnamon Stick
- Ginger Slice
Preparation: Place ginger beer, apple juice, cinnamon, and honey in a small saucepan over high heat and bring almost to the boil. Remove pan from heat, stir in the lemon juice and Beefeater Dry Gin. Pour into warmed glasses or cups. Serve immediately with a shredded cinnamon stick and ginger slice.