Here are all the best ginger beer cocktails to try! This fizzy, spicy soda is ultra versatile and makes for zingy, refreshing drinks.

ginger beer cocktails

Ginger beer is a top mixer for cocktails, full of bubbles with a spicy ginger finish. It adds a fizzy flair to mixed drinks of all kinds: and it’s perfect for mocktails! What is it, exactly? Ginger beer is a carbonated non-alcoholic beverage that’s made with sugar and ginger. It’s similar to ginger ale, but it’s not as sweet and has a much stronger ginger flavor.

Here are all the top ginger beer cocktails and drinks to make with this tasty mixer! Of course, the classic Moscow mule is the most popular of all ginger beer drinks. But the fun doesn’t stop there: try all the mule variations, a bubbly whiskey highball…and even the most famous mocktail of them all.

And now…the top ginger beer cocktails and drinks!

Top brands of ginger beer

These days, there are many types of ginger beer brands on the market. Here are a few notes on the top brands to try for these ginger beer drinks:

  • Q Ginger Beer: This is our top choice! It has great flavor and is made with real ginger. It comes in small cans so you don’t have to open a large bottle.
  • Fever Tree Ginger Beer: Fever Tree also has great flavor and is our backup! It’s made with real ginger and has no artificial sweeteners.
  • More Ginger Beer Brands: Here’s a list of more top brands.

What’s the difference between ginger beer vs ginger ale? Here’s what to know.

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Moscow mule

Ginger Beer Cocktails: Moscow Mule & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The best ginger beer cocktail? The bold and fizzy Moscow mule! Mix lime, ginger beer and vodka in an ice cold copper mug.


  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) vodka
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) ginger beer
  • For the garnish: lime wheel or wedge, fresh mint (if desired)


  1. In a copper mug or glass, pour in the vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.
  2. Add ice and garnish with a lime slice. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Ginger beer cocktails, Moscow mule

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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