Autumn is a season of change. The leaves turn from green to red and gold, the air becomes crisp and cool, and the days grow shorter.
As the temperature drops, people tend to gravitate towards warm and cozy drinks. While hot cider and pumpkin spice lattes are popular choices, there's something about ginger that makes it the perfect flavor for fall.
Ginger has a warming effect on the body, which makes it a great addition to any cold-weather beverage.
Ginger beer, in particular, has gained popularity in recent years as a versatile and delicious mixer. It's not too sweet and has a subtle spicy kick that pairs well with a variety of flavors.
As a bartender, I've experimented with many ginger beer cocktail recipes over the years. From classic Moscow Mules to unique creations, I've found that ginger beer is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of cocktails.
Whether you're looking for a cozy nightcap or a festive party drink, there's a ginger beer cocktail out there for you.
In this blog post, I'll be sharing some of my favorite fall ginger beer cocktail recipes.
These drinks are perfect for sipping by the fire or serving at your next autumn gathering. So, grab a shaker and let's get mixing!
1. Apple Cider Ginger Beer Cocktail
The Apple Cider Ginger Beer Cocktail is a perfect drink for the fall season. It's a refreshing mix of apple cider and ginger beer, with a hint of cinnamon for added warmth. This cocktail is easy to make and perfect for any occasion, whether it's a cozy night in or a party with friends.
The ginger beer adds a nice kick to the drink, while the apple cider gives it a sweet and tangy flavor. The cinnamon stick garnish adds a nice touch and makes it look even more festive. Overall, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and easy fall drink.
2. Ginger Beer Rosemary Rye Cooler
The Ginger Beer Rosemary Rye Cooler is a refreshing and aromatic cocktail that is perfect for Fall. The combination of robust rye, aromatic rosemary, and spicy ginger beer creates a sensory experience that is sure to delight your taste buds. Unlike other ginger beer cocktails, this one uses a darker, cloudy ginger beer with oak and cedar notes, adding a touch of masculinity to the drink.
The cocktail can be shaken or stirred and enjoyed in minutes, making it a great choice for those who want a delicious and easy-to-make drink. If you're looking for a unique and flavorful Fall cocktail, the Ginger Beer Rosemary Rye Cooler is definitely worth a try.
3. Apple Cider Cocktail
The Apple Cider Cocktail is a perfect drink to enjoy during the fall season. This cocktail combines the crisp flavors of apple cider with the spicy kick of ginger beer and a splash of vodka. The result is a refreshing and invigorating drink that is perfect for sipping on a cool autumn day.
The cocktail is easy to make and can be garnished with apple slices and cinnamon sticks for an added touch of elegance. If you're looking for a delicious and refreshing drink to enjoy this fall, the Apple Cider Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
4. Apple Ginger Bourbon Delight
The "Apple Ginger Bourbon Delight" is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Made with equal parts apple cider, bourbon whiskey, and ginger beer, this drink is sure to please whiskey lovers and ginger beer enthusiasts alike.
The honey crisp apple cider adds a touch of sweetness, while the ginger beer gives a different kind of freshness and flavor. This cocktail is perfect for sipping on a cool fall evening or for entertaining guests at a party. If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that captures the essence of fall, then the "Apple Ginger Bourbon Delight" is definitely worth a try.
5. Cranberry Lemonade Ginger Beer Cocktail
The Cranberry Lemonade Ginger Beer Cocktail is a perfect holiday libation that strikes a balance between sweet and tart flavors. The cocktail can be served as a big batch of boozy punch or made for an intimate gathering of two.
The recipe includes cranberry juice cocktail, lemonade, and ginger beer, which are blended together to create a delicious and refreshing drink. This cocktail is a great choice for those who love a little tartness in their drinks. It is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail to serve at their next party.
6. Beacon Mule
The Beacon Mule is a perfect Fall Ginger Beer Cocktail that combines the richness of bourbon with the spiciness of ginger beer. The cocktail is a variation of the traditional Moscow Mule, where the vodka is replaced with barrel-aged bourbon. The brown sugar bourbon used in the recipe adds a sweet and spicy flavor to the drink, making it perfect for the colder months.
The cocktail is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients, making it an ideal choice for those who want to whip up a quick and delicious drink. The Beacon Mule is a must-try for anyone who loves a good bourbon cocktail and wants to add a little warmth to their evenings.
7. Ginger Rickey Cocktail
The Ginger Rickey Cocktail is a refreshing twist on the classic Gin Rickey. It combines cranberry juice and ginger beer with high-quality gin to create a crisp and tart drink that's perfect for the fall season.
The ginger flavor is prominent, making it a must-try for ginger beer lovers. It's easy to customize to your liking, and it pairs well with Asian snack mixes and festive charcuterie boards.
8. Moscow Mule
The Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail made with ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice. It has a spicy kick from the ginger beer and a subtle sweetness from the vodka.
It's traditionally served in a copper mug and is perfect for those who love a little spice in their drinks. The Moscow Mule is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves ginger beer or is looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy during the fall season.
9. Rum Moscow Mule
The Rum Moscow Mule is a sweet and spicy cocktail that is perfect for Fall. The combination of rum and ginger beer creates a match made in heaven that will leave you wanting more. This cocktail is light and refreshing, making it the perfect choice for a lazy afternoon or a get-together with friends.
The sweet and sour flavors are perfectly balanced, creating a delicious and satisfying drink that is sure to impress. If you're looking for a Fall Ginger Beer Cocktail that is sure to please, the Rum Moscow Mule is definitely worth a try.
10. Apple Cider Ginger Beer Mocktail
The Apple Cider Ginger Beer Mocktail is a perfect non-alcoholic drink for Fall and Winter. Made with soft apple cider, ginger beer, and lime, this mocktail has a little bit of sweetness and a little bit of spice. It's a great choice for anyone looking for a refreshing and flavorful mocktail recipe.
The garnish is optional, but adding a few touches like a wedge of lime, a cinnamon stick, or a skewer of thin apple slices makes this mocktail fun to drink. If you're looking for more mocktail and cocktail recipes for autumn, Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving, and Winter celebrations, be sure to check out the Drinks and Cocktails section.
11. Gin, Apple Cider & Ginger Beer Cocktail
The Gin, Apple Cider & Ginger Beer Cocktail is a must-try drink for Fall. This cocktail combines the flavors of gin, apple cider, lemon juice, and ginger beer to create a refreshing and aromatic drink that perfectly captures the essence of the season.
The addition of Hendrick's gin adds a unique touch with its floral aroma, while the nutmeg garnish adds a cozy touch. Even if you're not a gin drinker, this cocktail is worth a try. It's a perfect transitional drink that's not too heavy, yet still has a warmth to it. Trust us, you won't be disappointed.
12. Gingered Peach Bourbon Thyme Smash
The Gingered Peach Bourbon Thyme Smash is a delightful cocktail that perfectly captures the essence of late summer. This cocktail is made with fresh peaches, thyme, honey, lemon juice, and a splash of bourbon. It is then topped with ginger beer for a fizzy kick. The combination of flavors in this cocktail is simply amazing.
The sweetness of the peaches is balanced out by the earthiness of the thyme and the kick of the ginger beer. The bourbon adds a warm depth to the drink that makes it perfect for sipping on a cool fall evening. If you're looking for a cocktail that is both refreshing and comforting, this is the one for you.
13. Sparkling Apple Ginger Mocktail
If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make mocktail that perfectly captures the flavors of fall, look no further than the Sparkling Apple Ginger Mocktail. This non-alcoholic drink combines the sweetness of apple cider with the spicy kick of fresh ginger and ginger beer, making it a perfect choice for any autumn gathering.
The cocktail is garnished with cinnamon sticks and fresh apples, making it as beautiful as it is delicious. Plus, with the ability to easily prep most of the recipe ahead of time, this mocktail is a great choice for any host or hostess looking to impress their guests with minimal effort. So if you're looking for a tasty and refreshing way to enjoy the flavors of fall, give the Sparkling Apple Ginger Mocktail a try.
14. Spiced Pineapple Rum Moscow Mule
The Spiced Pineapple Rum Moscow Mule is a refreshing and light ginger beer cocktail with a twist of fall spices. The combination of heat from the ginger beer, warming spices from the spiced rum, and tartness from the pineapple-lime creates a perfect balance of flavors.
Adding a cinnamon stick to the mug adds even more depth and warmth to the drink. With only four ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and perfect for any occasion.
15. Captain & Ginger
If you're looking for a Fall Ginger Beer Cocktail that's easy to make and packs a punch, then the Captain & Ginger is a great choice. This cocktail combines the warm, spicy flavors of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum with the refreshing taste of ginger beer or ginger ale. The choice of ginger drink is entirely up to you, so be sure to pick one that you like.
The flavor of this cocktail is gingery with hints of spice, and some caramel notes from the rum. You can also add a squeezed wedge of lime juice for an extra kick. The Captain & Ginger is a perfect cocktail for a cozy night in or a gathering with friends. So, why not give it a try and see for yourself?
16. Fig Dark and Stormy
The Fig Dark and Stormy is a delicious and easy-to-make Fall Ginger Beer Cocktail. Made with sweet fig preserves, rum, lemon juice, and spicy ginger beer, this cocktail is perfect for cozying up during the cooler autumn days.
The addition of fresh figs and thyme adds a nice touch of sweetness and a great autumn feel. This cocktail is a twist on the classic Dark and Stormy, and it's perfect for those who love ginger beer. If you're looking for a simple yet flavorful fall cocktail, the Fig Dark and Stormy is definitely worth a try.
17. Dark and Stormy Cocktail
The Dark and Stormy Cocktail is a perfect fall drink that combines dark rum, ginger beer, and a splash of lime juice. It's a refreshing and spicy cocktail that's perfect for sipping on a cool autumn evening. Legend has it that the cocktail was invented by a Royal Naval Officer's Club in Bermuda, who added a splash of Goslings Black Seal rum to their ginger beer.
The name of the cocktail comes from a sailor who commented that the color of the drink reminded him of a cloud that only a fool or a dead man would sail under. If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make fall cocktail, the Dark and Stormy is definitely worth a try.
18. Eye of the Storm
"Eye of the Storm" is a spooky twist on a classic ginger beer cocktail, perfect for Halloween parties. This cocktail features rum, cherry juice, lime juice, and grenadine, topped with ginger beer and garnished with a lime wedge.
What sets this cocktail apart is the addition of eyeball ice cubes made from lychee fruit and blueberries. The result is a creepy and delicious drink that is sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a unique and festive cocktail to serve this fall, give "Eye of the Storm" a try.
19. Yuletide Cranberry Moscow Mule
If you're looking for a festive and easy-to-make cocktail to impress your guests this fall, look no further than the Yuletide Cranberry Moscow Mule. This cocktail is perfect for both Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, with its cranberry red hue and refreshing ginger beer kick.
With just four simple ingredients, this cocktail is a breeze to make, and the addition of lime juice and cranberry juice give it a tart and tangy flavor that perfectly complements the ginger beer. Whether you're hosting a holiday party or just looking for a cozy drink to enjoy by the fire, the Yuletide Cranberry Moscow Mule is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
20. Stormy IPA Cocktail
The Stormy IPA Cocktail is a creative twist on a classic dark rum cocktail blended with India Pale Ale. It's sweet, spicy, and fragrant with hints of fresh lime tartness.
The cocktail is made with a generous pour of IPA, unfiltered ginger beer, dark rum, and lime juice shaken over ice. It's a must-try for anyone looking to spice up their fall cocktail game with a unique and flavorful twist.
21. Citrus and Spice Kentucky Mule Cocktail
The Citrus and Spice Kentucky Mule Cocktail is a perfect addition to your Fall Ginger Beer Cocktail collection. This twist on the classic Moscow Mule is made with smooth Bourbon, spicy ginger, refreshing orange, and warm spices. The addition of citrus and spice-infused simple syrup gives this bourbon cocktail a holiday touch.
This versatile and easy-to-make cocktail is perfect for any festive occasion. If you are a bourbon lover, this cocktail is a must-try. So, add the Citrus and Spice Kentucky Mule Cocktail to your cocktail list and enjoy the refreshing flavors of fall.
22. Pumpkin Patch Punch
Looking for a delicious and festive fall cocktail to serve at your next gathering? Look no further than the Pumpkin Patch Punch! This autumn-inspired punch combines apple cider, orange juice, lemon juice, spiced pumpkin butter, vodka, and brandy for a warm and flavorful drink.
Topped off with ginger beer and rimmed with cinnamon sugar, this punch is the perfect addition to any Halloween or Thanksgiving celebration. Trust us, your guests will be asking for the recipe!
23. The Deathly Hallows Cocktail
The Deathly Hallows Cocktail is a Harry Potter inspired cocktail that's perfect for Halloween. It's a mix of cranberry juice, tequila, orange liquor, lemon juice, maple syrup, and ginger beer.
It's sweet, smoky, and cozy, with a spooky Halloween vibe. To add smokiness, the drink is finished off with a lit sprig of fresh thyme. It's a unique fall ginger beer cocktail that's perfect for those who want to get into the Halloween spirit.
24. Blood Orange Bourbon Smash
The Blood Orange Bourbon Smash is a perfect winter cocktail that will add a pop of color to your evening. This cocktail is sweetened with maple syrup, which gives it a unique flavor that is not too sweet. The refreshing winter citrus flavors are highlighted in this cocktail, making it a perfect addition to your dinner parties or impromptu gatherings.
The cranberry ice cubes add a fun twist to this cocktail, making it look even more appealing. Overall, the Blood Orange Bourbon Smash is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves a refreshing and flavorful drink.
25. Sugar-Free Grapefruit Ginger Mocktail
The Sugar-Free Grapefruit Ginger Mocktail is a refreshing and natural drink that is perfect for those who are looking for a non-alcoholic option. Made with only three ingredients, including pure grapefruit juice, organic ginger juice, and ginger ale sweetened with Stevia, this mocktail has a little bit of everything – it's tart, sweet, and has a bit of a kick from the ginger.
It's a great option for those who want to enjoy a delicious drink without the added sugar. If you're looking for a refreshing and healthy drink to enjoy this fall, the Sugar-Free Grapefruit Ginger Mocktail is definitely worth a try.
26. Spiced Caribbean Mule
Looking for a unique and flavorful fall cocktail? Look no further than the Spiced Caribbean Mule. Made with spiced rum, homemade ginger simple syrup, lime, and ginger beer, this cocktail packs a punch of warmth and spice that's perfect for chilly autumn nights.
The spiced rum adds a comforting feel, while the ginger beer provides a sweet and spicy kick. The homemade ginger simple syrup allows for a customizable level of sweetness and flavor, making each Spiced Caribbean Mule unique to the drinker's preferences. Overall, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking to spice up their fall drink game.
27. Spiced Apple Cider Moscow Mule
The Spiced Apple Cider Moscow Mule is a perfect fall cocktail that combines the classic Moscow Mule with the flavors of fresh apples and cinnamon. This cocktail is spiced up with Fireball whiskey and dark rum, which adds a warm and cozy touch to the drink. Served in a chilled copper mug, this cocktail is refreshing and perfect for sipping on a crisp autumn evening.
The combination of ginger beer, apple cider, and cinnamon creates a smooth and flavorful drink that will warm you up from the inside. If you're looking for a delicious fall cocktail to enjoy while watching football or sitting around a fire, the Spiced Apple Cider Moscow Mule is definitely worth trying.
28. Mint Strawberry Moscow Mule
The Mint Strawberry Moscow Mule is a refreshing twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. Made with vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, fresh strawberries, and mint, this cocktail is perfect for those who love a fruity and slightly spicy drink. The chunky texture of the strawberries and the fizziness of the ginger beer make for a delightful combination.
This cocktail can be made in a pitcher for a crowd or individually for a more intimate gathering. It's a great choice for a Fall Ginger Beer Cocktail as it's perfect for sipping on a cool evening while enjoying the company of friends and family.
29. Ginger Lime Hibiscus Moscow Mule
The Ginger Lime Hibiscus Moscow Mule is a refreshing and vibrant twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Made with hibiscus vodka, ginger beer, and lime, this cocktail has a tart and fruity flavor that's perfect for sipping on a warm Fall evening.
The addition of orange liqueur adds a subtle sweetness that balances out the tartness of the hibiscus. The bright pink color of the drink is eye-catching and makes it a great choice for serving at parties. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and flavorful Fall ginger beer cocktail.
30. Voldemort's Dark Serum
If you're looking for a spooky cocktail to serve at your Halloween party, look no further than "Voldemort's Dark Serum". Inspired by the Harry Potter series, this cocktail is a mix of pomegranate juice, tequila, Chambord, lemon, and warming sage. Topped off with bubbly ginger beer and smoking sage, this drink is both eerie and warming, perfect for the cool nights ahead.
It's sweet, smoky, and all things cozy, but also gives off the spookiest of Halloween vibes. The presentation is also impressive, as each drink is finished off with a smoking sage leaf. If you're a fan of Harry Potter or just looking for a fun and delicious Halloween cocktail, give "Voldemort's Dark Serum" a try.
31. El Diablo
If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail to enjoy this fall, look no further than the El Diablo. This tequila-based cocktail is made with sweet blackcurrant-flavored cassis, lime juice, and ginger beer, making it the perfect sipper for the season. The creme de cassis adds a rich and deep flavor that perfectly balances the bite of the tequila and ginger beer.
If you're not familiar with this liqueur, it's a great ingredient to have on hand for other cocktails and desserts. While there are different ways to make the El Diablo, this recipe keeps things simple and doesn't require shaking. If you're a fan of tequila cocktails, you'll definitely want to give this one a try.
32. Gingered Pumpkin Beer Shandy
Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that screams fall? Look no further than the Gingered Pumpkin Beer Shandy. This cocktail is perfect for those who want a festive drink without all the fuss. With just three ingredients, this shandy is light and refreshing, with the perfect balance of pumpkin spice and ginger.
The spiced sugar rim adds an extra touch of fall flavor. While some pumpkin beers can be heavy and overpowering, this shandy uses a lighter pumpkin ale that complements the ginger beer and liqueur. If you're looking for a simple and delicious fall cocktail, the Gingered Pumpkin Beer Shandy is a must-try.