10 Ginger Beer Cocktails Worth Making

Here are all the best ginger beer cocktails to try! This fizzy, spicy soda accents everything from the classic Moscow mule to a bubbly Pimm’s Cup.

ginger beer cocktails

Ginger beer is bubbly with a hint of spice on the finish: the perfect mixer for cocktails! You can use it in all mixed drinks of all kinds to add a fizzy flair…and even mocktails! What is ginger beer, exactly? It’s not actual beer, of course. Ginger beer is a carbonated non-alcoholic beverage that’s made with sugar and ginger. It’s similar to ginger ale, but the ginger flavor is much stronger and more pronounced. Taste them back to back, and ginger beer always wins for adding big ginger flavor.

Here are all the top ginger beer cocktails to make with this tasty mixer! Of course, the Moscow mule is the number 1 drink to make with ginger beer. But it’s got lots of fun variations (see below). And it doesn’t stop there: the fruity Pimm’s Cup, the whiskey highball…and even the most famous mocktail of them all.

And now…the top ginger beer cocktails to try!

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 ginger beer brands to try:

  • 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

Moscow Mule

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


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 (1/4 cup) vodka
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces (1/2 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

Keywords: Ginger beer cocktails, Moscow mule

More cocktail recipes

Outside of these ginger beer cocktails, there are so many great cocktail recipes to try! Pick from some of the following:

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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