The holiday season is upon us, and it's time to get into the festive spirit! As a bartender, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting cocktail recipes to share with my customers.
This year, I have been particularly drawn to Ginger Beer, a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be used to create a wide variety of holiday cocktails.
Ginger beer is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage made from ginger, sugar, and water. It has a spicy, slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with a variety of spirits, including vodka, rum, and whiskey.
Ginger beer is a great alternative to traditional soda mixers, adding a bit of extra complexity and depth to your cocktails.
One of the things I love about ginger beer is its versatility. It can be used to create both warm and cozy winter cocktails, as well as refreshing and crisp holiday drinks.
Whether you're looking for a festive cocktail to serve at your holiday party, or you're just looking for something to sip on while you wrap presents, there's a ginger beer cocktail out there for you.
In this blog post, I'm going to share some of my favorite ginger beer holiday cocktail recipes.
From classic Moscow Mules to unique and creative drinks, these cocktails are sure to impress your guests and add some extra cheer to your holiday season. So, grab a bottle of ginger beer and let's get started!
1. Ginger Pomegranate Cocktail
Looking for a refreshing and festive holiday cocktail? Look no further than the Ginger Pomegranate Cocktail! Made with high-quality ginger beer, pomegranate flavored Italian soda, lime juice, vodka, and fresh herbs, this cocktail is a delightful mashup of two classic drinks – the Moscow Mule and the Spritz.
The balance of ingredients is key, and using award-winning products from Albertsons like Signature SELECT Ginger Beer and O Organics Pomegranate Italian Soda ensures a delicious and high-quality drink. The addition of fresh mint, thyme, and pomegranate seeds make for a beautiful and flavorful garnish. Whether you're hosting a small gathering or just treating yourself to a special drink, the Ginger Pomegranate Cocktail is sure to impress.
2. Pomegranate Ginger Paloma
The Pomegranate Ginger Paloma is a perfect blend of sweet pomegranate, zesty ginger, and refreshing mint topped off with a fizzy kick from ginger beer.
The tequila adds an extra kick to the drink, making it perfect for those who love a little bit of a boozy punch. The addition of ginger beer gives it a unique twist that is sure to set it apart from other holiday cocktails.
3. Moscow Mule
Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time. Made with vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer, it's a refreshing and spicy drink that's perfect for the holiday season. The combination of the sharpness of the ginger beer and the tanginess of the lime juice make for a delicious and balanced cocktail.
The Moscow Mule is traditionally served in a copper mug, which not only looks great but also keeps the drink cold. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves ginger beer and wants to add a little kick to their holiday celebrations.
4. Rosemary's Pear
Looking for a unique holiday cocktail that breaks away from the traditional flavors? Look no further than "Rosemary's Pear." This gin-based cocktail features pear nectar and rosemary, which blend beautifully with a clean, crisp gin and a bit of spicy ginger beer. The Black Dot Gin used in the cocktail is made in small batches in Madison, Wisconsin, and has hints of citrus and juniper.
Meanwhile, the Fever Tree's ginger beer adds a tart, spicy bite that keeps the sweetness under control and adds a warm depth. The result is a crisp and spicy cocktail that's perfect for the holiday season. So, if you're looking for a new holiday cocktail to try, give "Rosemary's Pear" a shot.
5. Ginger Rickey Cocktail
The Ginger Rickey Cocktail is a delightful twist on the classic Gin Rickey cocktail, perfect for the holiday season. This cocktail combines the tartness of cranberry juice with the robust flavor of ginger beer and the smoothness of gin. The result is a refreshing and festive drink that is sure to impress your guests.
The cocktail is easy to make and can be served in a double old-fashioned glass or a highball glass. The ginger beer adds a spicy kick to the drink, making it perfect for those who love a little heat in their cocktails. If you're looking for a unique and flavorful holiday cocktail, the Ginger Rickey is definitely worth a try.
6. Apple Cider Cocktail
The Apple Cider Cocktail is the perfect drink to enjoy during the fall season. This delicious cocktail combines the crisp flavors of apple cider with the spicy kick of ginger beer and a splash of vodka. The cocktail is easy to make and goes down smoothly, making it perfect for sipping on a cool autumn evening.
The garnish of apple slices and cinnamon sticks adds a beautiful touch to the drink, making it perfect for serving at parties. If you're looking for a festive and flavorful cocktail to enjoy during the holiday season, the Apple Cider Cocktail is a must-try.
7. Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail
The "Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail" is a refreshing and festive drink that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with vodka, St. Germain, and freshly squeezed winter citrus juice, this cocktail is topped with bubbly ginger beer and pomegranates for an extra festive touch. The cocktail is easy to make and can be served in a pitcher for friends and family.
It's heavy on the citrus and sweetened with ginger beer, making it a perfect balance of flavors. The cocktail can be made ahead of time for holiday parties and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make holiday cocktail, the "Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail" is definitely worth trying.
8. Gingerbread Irish Mule
The Gingerbread Irish Mule is a festive twist on the classic Irish Mule cocktail. This holiday cocktail combines the warm flavors of gingerbread spice syrup with whiskey and ginger beer for a perfect winter drink.
Made with Safeway's award-winning OWN Brands Signature RESERVE Whiskey and Signature SELECT Ginger Beer, this cocktail is a great value and easy to make. It's perfect for a virtual cocktail hour or as a gift for friends and family. If you're looking for a unique and delicious ginger beer holiday cocktail, the Gingerbread Irish Mule is definitely worth trying.
9. Cranberry Moscow Mule
The Cranberry Moscow Mule is a festive and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for any holiday occasion. This cocktail combines the classic Moscow Mule ingredients of ginger beer and lime juice with the seasonal flavors of cranberries or lingonberries.
The addition of vodka or another spirit of your choice gives it an extra kick. Served in a copper mug, this cocktail is both refreshing and visually appealing. It's a great choice for those who want to impress their guests with a unique and tasty holiday drink. Try it out and see for yourself how delicious it is!
10. Ginger Cranberry Gin Fizz
The Ginger Cranberry Gin Fizz is a sweet and fizzy cocktail that is perfect for the holidays. This festive drink combines the classic seasonal flavor of cranberry with the zing of ginger and the boldness of gin to create a deliciously balanced cocktail. Even if you're not a fan of gin, this cocktail might just change your mind.
The pungent taste of gin mixes surprisingly well with the other flavors, and the ginger ale gives it the perfect little fizz. Sip on this slow so you don't end up passed out under the Christmas tree. This cocktail is also great as a non-alcoholic option by omitting the gin. Overall, the Ginger Cranberry Gin Fizz is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to get into the holiday spirit.
11. Empress Gin Fizz
Looking for a cocktail that will add a touch of elegance to your holiday gathering? Look no further than the Empress Gin Fizz. Made with Empress 1908 Gin, this cocktail boasts a clean, crisp flavor with a stunning all-natural indigo hue that will impress your guests.
The addition of cranberry juice and ginger beer gives it a sweet and festive taste, perfect for sipping while putting the finishing touches on your holiday meal. And if you're looking to share the experience with loved ones from afar, this cocktail is a great option for virtual gatherings. So why not add a touch of sophistication to your holiday celebration with an Empress Gin Fizz?
12. The Moscow Mule
The Moscow Mule is a classic cocktail that has been around for decades, and for good reason. This fizzy, spicy, and refreshing ginger lime cocktail is perfect for any occasion, especially during the holidays. The key to making a great Moscow Mule is to use the right ginger beer.
We recommend using Fentimans or Fever Tree ginger beer, which both have a good spicy kick without being too sweet. Traditionally served in a copper mug, this cocktail not only looks cool but also keeps your drink cool longer. If you're looking for a simple yet delicious cocktail to impress your guests this holiday season, the Moscow Mule is definitely worth a try.
13. White Christmas Sangria
Looking for a festive and refreshing holiday cocktail? Look no further than the White Christmas Sangria! This cocktail is perfect for serving at holiday parties and gatherings. It features a combination of white wine, seasonal fruits like pears, limes, and cranberries, and is topped off with ginger beer for a little extra kick.
The result is a beautiful and flavorful drink that is sure to impress your guests. Whether you're a fan of white wine or just looking for a new holiday cocktail to try, the White Christmas Sangria is definitely worth a try. So gather your ingredients and get ready to sip on this delicious and festive cocktail this holiday season!
14. Thanksgiving Punch
Looking for a non-alcoholic option to serve at your Thanksgiving gathering? Look no further than the Sparkling Thanksgiving Punch. This festive punch is made with ginger beer, pear nectar, and lemon juice, and is garnished with seasonal favorites like cinnamon sticks and pear slices.
The ginger beer adds a subtle spiciness to the drink, while the pear nectar provides a natural sweetness. This punch is perfect for serving to guests of all ages and is sure to be a hit at your holiday gathering. Give it a try and impress your guests with this delicious and refreshing Thanksgiving Punch.
15. Cranberry Ginger Margarita
The Cranberry Ginger Margarita is a must-try cocktail for the holiday season. This tequila-based drink has a perfect balance of salty and sweet flavors, thanks to the combination of cranberry juice and ginger beer. The ginger beer used in this recipe adds a spicy kick to the drink, making it a refreshing and not-too-sweet cocktail.
The recipe suggests using Q Mixers Ginger Beer, which has a little kick to it and leaves a spice tingle on your lips. This cocktail is perfect for those who love the taste of ginger and want to try something different from the classic Margarita. If you're looking for a festive and easy-to-make cocktail for your holiday party, give the Cranberry Ginger Margarita a try.
16. Gin, Apple Cider & Ginger Beer Cocktail
The Gin, Apple Cider & Ginger Beer Cocktail is a perfect drink for the Fall season. Combining the flavors of gin, apple cider, lemon juice, and ginger beer, this cocktail is a unique twist on the classic Bourbon and Apple Cider Cocktail. The addition of Hendrick's gin adds a floral aroma that balances perfectly with the flavors of apple and ginger.
This cocktail is a great transitional drink for those who want something lighter than a bourbon-based cocktail but still want the freshness of herbal bouquet. The recipe is easy to follow, and the result is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for any holiday gathering.
17. Pomegranate Champagne Mule
The Pomegranate Champagne Mule is a festive twist on the classic Moscow Mule. This holiday cocktail features fresh winter citrus, pomegranate juice, double the ginger, and a splash of vodka, all topped off with ginger beer and bubbly champagne.
The sugared rosemary garnish adds a beautiful touch to this easy-to-make drink. This cocktail is perfect for holiday entertaining and can be made into a punch for larger gatherings. The addition of champagne takes this Mule to the next level, making it a must-try for any holiday party.
18. Citrus Pomegranate Champagne Smash
The Citrus Pomegranate Champagne Smash is a delightful holiday cocktail that is perfect for New Year's Eve celebrations. It is a refreshing blend of winter citrus, pomegranate juice, and orange liquor that is topped off with ginger beer and bubbly champagne. The blood oranges add a festive touch to the drink with their vibrant red hue.
This cocktail is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time for hassle-free entertaining. It can also be served as a punch for larger gatherings. The combination of sweet and spicy flavors makes this cocktail a crowd-pleaser. Give it a try and impress your guests with this delicious and festive cocktail.
19. White Christmas Margaritas
If you're looking for a festive and refreshing cocktail to serve during the holiday season, the White Christmas Margarita is a must-try. This cocktail puts a spin on the classic margarita by incorporating cranberry juice and ginger beer, giving it a spicy and tangy flavor that's perfect for the holidays.
The addition of fresh cranberries and rosemary as garnish makes it look extra festive and inviting. Whether you're hosting a holiday party or simply want to enjoy a delicious drink at home, the White Christmas Margarita is sure to impress your guests and get everyone in the holiday spirit.
20. Spicy Pomegranate Ginger Paloma
The Spicy Pomegranate Ginger Paloma is a festive and flavorful holiday cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. This cocktail features a homemade honey ginger syrup with a touch of cayenne for a spicy kick. Mixed with pomegranate juice, tequila, and topped off with bubbly ginger beer, this drink is both fizzy and full of sweet and spicy flavors.
The special touch of a spicy sweet rim adds an extra layer of deliciousness to this already amazing drink. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday party, the Spicy Pomegranate Ginger Paloma is a must-try cocktail this season.
21. Spicy Pomegranate Moscow Mule
The Spicy Pomegranate Moscow Mule is a festive and warming holiday cocktail that is perfect for cold winter nights and holiday parties. This upgraded version of the classic Moscow Mule combines vodka, fresh lime juice, grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, and spicy jalapeños, topped off with ginger beer for a touch of sweetness and a little bit of bubbly.
The double citrus action from the lime and grapefruit juice adds a unique and delicious flavor to the cocktail. The amount of jalapeños can be adjusted to make it as spicy or non-spicy as desired. This cocktail is easy to make and loved by all, making it a great addition to any holiday gathering.
22. Sparkling Christmas Party Punch
The Sparkling Christmas Party Punch is a festive and delicious holiday cocktail that is perfect for any Christmas party or gathering. This cocktail is a combination of white wine, sweet pomegranate juice, vodka, citrus, and bubbly ginger beer, all mixed together to create a refreshing and warming drink.
The addition of cinnamon sugar on the rim of the glass adds a sweet and pretty touch to the cocktail. The key to making this cocktail perfect is to add the ginger beer only just before serving to maintain its bubbly fizz. Overall, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone who wants to add a little bit of holiday cheer to their drink menu.
23. Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail
The Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail is a festive and fun drink that captures the essence of the Grinch. It's a mix of vodka, lime and grapefruit juice, jalapeños, and ginger beer.
The minted sugar-rimmed glass adds a festive touch, and the pomegranate arils add a pop of color. It's easy to make and perfect for serving at holiday parties. Try it for a fun and festive holiday drink.
24. Donner and Blitzen
Looking for a festive and flavorful cocktail to serve at your holiday party? Look no further than the Donner and Blitzen. This ginger beer-based cocktail is the perfect combination of sweet and savory, with a hint of orange bitters and pomegranate molasses adding complexity to the mix.
The addition of brandy gives the cocktail a smooth and sophisticated finish, making it a great choice for any occasion. Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or just looking for a delicious winter cocktail, the Donner and Blitzen is sure to impress. So why not give it a try and see for yourself?
25. Ginger Hibiscus Martini
The Ginger Hibiscus Martini is a must-try holiday cocktail for those looking for something unique and refreshing. Made with strong hibiscus tea and fresh squeezed lemon juice, this cocktail is finished with muddled fresh ginger, gin, and dry vermouth.
The result is a perfectly balanced drink that is both sweet and tart with a spicy kick. The hibiscus tea adds a beautiful deep red color to the cocktail, making it a festive addition to any holiday gathering. Whether you're a gin lover or not, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more.
26. Moscow Mule Punch
Moscow Mule Punch is a perfect cocktail recipe for those who love traditional Moscow Mules. This crisp and refreshing punch is a combination of limeade, ginger beer, and vodka, making it a perfect drink for tailgates, pool parties, and BBQs. The best part about this cocktail is that it is a super simple three-ingredient recipe, making it easy to prepare in large batches.
The vodka soaks in the lemons and ice until you are ready to serve the punch, giving it a unique flavor. The alcoholic ginger beer adds a spicy kick to the drink, making it a perfect holiday cocktail. If you are looking for a simple and delicious cocktail recipe to serve at your next holiday party, Moscow Mule Punch is definitely worth trying.
27. Caribbean Ginger Beer
The Caribbean Ginger Beer is a non-alcoholic beverage that packs a punch with its potent ginger flavor. This homemade recipe is a nutritional powerhouse, thanks to the anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger. The recipe includes cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and lime to balance out the ginger's spiciness and create a refreshing and flavorful drink.
This ginger beer is perfect for the holiday season, as it can be served chilled and is a great alternative to traditional cocktails. If you're looking for a unique and healthy holiday beverage, the Caribbean Ginger Beer is definitely worth a try.
28. Sugar-Free Grapefruit Ginger Mocktail
The Sugar-Free Grapefruit Ginger Mocktail is a refreshing and healthy non-alcoholic option for your holiday party. Made with just three simple ingredients, it's a little tart, a little sweet, and has a bit of a kick from the ginger.
What sets it apart is its natural sweetness and lack of added sugars, making it a guilt-free option for those looking to cut back on sugar during the holiday season. It's easy to make and perfect for guests of all ages.
29. Sparkling Purple Gin Cocktail
Looking for a unique and elegant holiday cocktail to impress your guests? Look no further than the Sparkling Purple Gin Cocktail. Made with Empress 1908 Gin and Elderflower Liqueur, this champagne cocktail is both sophisticated and easy to make.
The gin's natural butterfly pea flower and botanicals give it a delicate, citrus flavor that pairs perfectly with traditional holiday dishes. Plus, when mixed with tonic water or citrus, the gin transforms from indigo to a beautiful soft violet pink. If you're looking to add a touch of magic to your holiday celebration, give the Sparkling Purple Gin Cocktail a try.
30. The Deathly Hallows Cocktail
The Deathly Hallows Cocktail is a Harry Potter inspired drink that is perfect for Halloween. It's a mix of cranberry juice, tequila, orange liquor, lemon juice, maple syrup, and ginger beer, topped off with a sprig of fresh thyme that is lit on fire for a smoky flavor.
The result is a sweet, smoky, and cozy drink that is perfect for the spooky season. The recipe also offers the option to use pomegranate or blackberry juice instead of cranberry for those who prefer different flavors. Overall, The Deathly Hallows Cocktail is a unique and fun addition to any holiday cocktail menu.
31. Limoncello Sunrise
Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make holiday cocktail? Look no further than the Limoncello Sunrise! This cocktail combines the sweet and tart flavors of limoncello and fresh lemon juice with the spicy kick of ginger beer and the bubbly effervescence of dry sparkling wine.
The combination of these flavors creates a sinfully delicious drink that is perfect for impressing your friends and family without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. So why not give the Limoncello Sunrise a try this holiday season and see for yourself why it's one of the best Ginger Beer Holiday Cocktail recipes out there?
32. Pomegranate Moscow Mule
The Pomegranate Moscow Mule is a festive and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. This cocktail combines the flavors of pomegranate and orange juice with vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer to create a delicious and easy-to-make drink that is sure to impress your guests.
The addition of pomegranate seeds and mint or rosemary as a garnish adds a beautiful touch to the presentation of the cocktail. Overall, the Pomegranate Moscow Mule is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to add some holiday cheer to their drink menu.