If a drink has ginger in it, chances are we're probably fans. Rich bourbon and ginger? Oh yeah. Spicy ginger and rum? Delicious. Tart citrus and warming ginger? Always love that combination. We like drinks with fresh ginger, with ginger syrup, and spiked with ginger liqueur. Today, we're sharing a 11 recipes for ginger-spiced fall drinking inspiration.
Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler
This is the kind of easy recipe you can memorize for mixing up whenever you feel a little festive. Made with Prosecco or other sparkling wine, it's flavored with fresh grapefruit juice and Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur.
All your fall classics come together in this four-ingredient drink: hard apple cider and apple brandy, plus vivid pomegranate juice and ginger liqueur. The hue is gorgeous and the mixing's easy.
Here's a refreshing way to enjoy ginger and rhubarb together. In fact, you'll get a double hit of ginger. For this non-alcoholic cooler, make your own ginger-spiked rhubarb syrup. When you're ready for a cooler, combine it with lime and ginger beer.
Lots of lime makes this rye drink refreshing, while fresh ginger syrup accentuates the whiskey's spice. Ever since we tasted this drink from Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo in NYC, it's been a favorite.
The Domo Arigato
This mezcal-based cocktail features fresh ginger juice, lime, and an interesting ingredient to bring out the earthiness in the mezcal: A few drops of sesame oil.
Mango Shandy With Chile, Ginger, and Lime
This is a complex shandy: It's refreshing, crisp, and sweet with a little heat and spice from ginger and jalapeño. You'll want to make more than one batch to share with friends in summer.
We love the King's Ginger, which is a pungent and potent ginger liqueur. After you've scored a bottle, we recommend this recipe, which calls for mixing the gingery liqueur with fresh lime and grapefruit, plus mezcal and orange bitters.
Dark and Stormy Julep Cocktail
This twist on a traditional julep incorporates the flavors of a Dark and Stormy cocktail. Fresh muddled ginger gives this a spicy kick, and maple syrup and rum combine to give this cocktail a little sweetness. You might want this in your hand come Derby time.
This is no wimpy Dark 'n Stormy. Instead, this cocktail recipe from the Wayland in NYC uses racy ginger juice and two kinds of rum, then adds bubbles with chocolatey dark beer instead of soda.
Homemade Ginger Beer
You can brew your own ginger soda using fresh ginger and lime, carbonated using a little Champagne yeast. The process takes about 2 days, but we promise it's worth it.
DIY Ginger Liqueur
The beauty of making your own liqueurs is that you can customize them to your own taste. You can play with different spice combinations (try a little cardamom or even lemongrass) and even sub out some of the brandy for a little whiskey.
How do you like to drink your daily dose of ginger? Add your favorite ginger drink ideas to the comments below!