Do you know what alcohol goes with ginger beer the best? It can be difficult to find that perfect pair when you’re entertaining guests or enjoying a quiet night alone. However, we have a list of the most delicious ingredients to enhance an already yummy drink.
Check our preferred list of ingredients you should try with ginger beer.
Learn more: What Does Ginger Beer Taste Like?
The Best Alcohol to Mix with Ginger Beer
There is no right or wrong when it comes to mixing drinks. Well…as long as you know what you are doing, that is. And we know what we are doing. So, trust us when we say these five adult beverages are the best options to mix with ginger beer.
1. Whisky, Whoo Hoo
Whisky is one of the least known alcohol options to mix with ginger beer. In contrast to ginger beer, whiskey has a fruity, spicy oak flavor. Pairing this drink with a strong ginger partner brings out the Whiskey’s natural flavor profile.
Whiskey is frequently mixed with ginger beer in a variety of popular drinks, including,
Types of whiskey to mix with ginger beer
- Irish whiskey- Irish Mule
- Japanese Whiskey- Yotta Jinja
- Rye Whiskey- Sweet Stinger
- Apple Whiskey- Ginger apple cooler
Vodka really doesn’t have a distinct flavor on its own. Aside from the crisp, strong ethanol sting, it is typically flavorless on its own. This lack of taste is why it mixes so well with ginger beer.
Adding a splash, or two, of vodka to your glass of ginger beer won’t alter the taste of the drink. It will, however, ease the stress of your day or bring a bit of life to the party.
If you want to be adventurous, you could also consider adding a flavored vodka to your ginger beer. There are many different flavored vodkas available you can try. We suggest sticking with the fruitier options for a sweet mix with tangy ginger.
Our favorite flavors include:
3. Rum. Yeah, Buddy
Unlike vodka, rum has a unique and pleasant taste on its own. So, when you mix it with ginger beer, you are going to get a giant burst of different flavors, each enhancing the next.
Rum has a natural sweetness that can dull the tanginess of ginger beer. Mixing the two on ice or with other ingredients is definitely a drink you will enjoy. Citrus fruits seem to be the most popular ingredients to mix with these two beverages.
Other ingredients to mix your rum and ginger beer with:
- Lime juice
- Orange juice
4. Ginger Beer and Wine? Why Not?
Most people seem shocked when we suggest wine as a mixer with ginger beer. But these two ingredients can pair very well with one another. Each ingredient brings something a little unique to the table. Ginger beer gives the beverage a spicy zip, whereas wine provides a subtle sweet taste.
Have you ever considered a ginger beer sangria? No? Well, you should. What about a ginger beer fizz? If you want to change up your weekend routine, you should think outside the “hard liquor” box. Mixing spirits with ginger beer can offer the same excitement as the strong stuff.
Ginger beer and wine cocktails to try:
- White wine sangria
- Red wine fizz
- Red wine mule
- Ginger red wine spritzer
5. Ginger Beer, One in the Same
Even though most ginger beers on the market today are now non-alcoholic, some still are. You can find many ginger beers that still have a pretty significant alcohol content to them. Most brands contain right around 4%.
Depending on the brand you choose, the flavors of these ginger beers will vary. Yet all of them will give you that robust earthy taste and spicey flavor profile.
Learn more: Ginger Beer Cocktail Recipes
Making Ginger Beer at Home
Did you know you can make your own alcoholic ginger beer in your own kitchen? You can, and we know just how to do it.
- 7 TBS of Ginger (finely graded)
- 2 ½ cups of Filtered Water (warm, not hot)
- 1 ½ TSPS of Champagne Yeast
- 2 Lemons (juiced)
- 7 TBS of Granulated Sugar
- Large glass Jar
- 2 Clean, Plastic Soda Bottles
In a mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the filtered water. Add in the lemon juice, 1 TBSP of sugar, and 1 TBSP of ginger. Place the mix into a large glass jar with a cloth securely tightened over the lid. Place the jar in a warm location, i.e., near a heater vent.
For the next week, you want to add one TSP of ginger and one TSP of Sugar each day. Always make sure the liquid is warm, not too hot, and not too cold.
Fill your soda bottles ¾ of the way with purified water and sugar mixture. After stirring your ginger mix, fill your bottles with it the rest of the way. Then stir.
You can always add a bit more sugar if needed.
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