Ginger Beer Mocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Ginger Beer Mocktail is a non-alcoholic version of the classic Moscow Mule, which was invented in the 1940s. The Moscow Mule was created by John G. Martin, who was trying to popularize vodka in the United States. The Ginger Beer Mocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy the refreshing taste of a Moscow Mule without the alcohol. It is a popular choice for designated drivers, pregnant women, and anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious and refreshing drink without the buzz.

How Ginger Beer Mocktail Tastes?

The Ginger Beer Mocktail has a refreshing, spicy, and slightly sweet taste. The ginger beer provides a strong ginger flavor with a hint of spiciness, while the lime juice adds a tangy citrus note. The combination of flavors creates a well-balanced and invigorating drink.

Interesting facts about Ginger Beer Mocktail

  • The Ginger Beer Mocktail is a non-alcoholic version of the Moscow Mule, which was invented in the 1940s.
  • Ginger beer is a fermented beverage made from ginger, sugar, and water. It is non-alcoholic and has a strong ginger flavor.
  • The Ginger Beer Mocktail is a popular choice for designated drivers, pregnant women, and anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious and refreshing drink without the buzz.


A few good options for Ginger Beer Mocktail are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Ginger beer

Used here in a 6 oz serving, ginger beer adds a peppery spice and effervescence that's fundamental to the mocktail's character. Too little? You'd miss the zesty kick. Too much? You risk overpowering the other delicate flavors. Without it, you'd just have lime mint water – definitely not the same! Alternatives? Try club soda with a splash of non-alcoholic ginger syrup for a less spicy but still fizzy experience.

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Lime juice

At 1 oz, lime juice brings a necessary tartness and freshness to the party, balancing the ginger's heat. Skimp on it, and the drink might feel flat; drown the glass, and you'll pucker up more than you'll enjoy the sip. No lime? No problem – lemon juice can play understudy, giving a similar tang with a slightly different citrus twist!

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Fresh mint leaves

With 4-5 leaves, mint is the cool friend who calms down the spice from ginger and adds a refreshing aroma. Forget the mint, and you lose that herbaceous layer that makes your sip smooth. Muddle too much, and it's like chewing on a garden. No mint? A sprig of basil might just surprise you with a more aromatic herbal note.

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1 cup keeps our mocktail chill and dilutes the mix just to the right level as it melts. Less ice means a warmer, more concentrated drink; too much can water it down, losing flavor. If you ditch the ice, be prepared for a less refreshing and more intense sip.

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A lime wedge and mint sprig aren't just there to make your mocktail Instagram-worthy. They add to the aroma and invite you to take a sip. Skip them and nobody will call the garnish police, but why miss out on the full experience? Plus, the extra hint of mint and citrus with every sip is delightful!

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Recipe. How to make Ginger Beer Mocktail Drink

  1. Fill a copper mug or a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add 1 oz of fresh lime juice to the glass.
  3. Pour 6 oz of ginger beer into the glass.
  4. Gently muddle 4-5 fresh mint leaves in the glass.
  5. Stir the mixture gently to combine the ingredients.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint.

Pro Tips

  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a few slices of fresh ginger to the glass before muddling the mint leaves.
  • To make the drink spicier, use a spicier ginger beer or add a few dashes of hot sauce.
  • For a more refreshing drink, use crushed ice instead of cubed ice.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled shrimp skewers: The zesty flavor of the ginger beer and lime will complement the smokiness of the shrimp.
  • Vegetable spring rolls: The freshness of the mint and the crisp ginger beer cut through the richness of the fried rolls.

Main Courses

  • Chicken Satay: The lime juice's acidity balances the peanut sauce's sweetness.
  • Grilled fish tacos: The lightness of the fish pairs well with the refreshing taste of the mocktail.


  • Lemon sorbet: The tart flavors will echo the lime in the mocktail.
  • Fresh fruit salad: The mint in the mocktail will enhance the taste of fresh fruits.

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What you could change in Ginger Beer Mocktail

  • If you don't have ginger beer, you can use ginger ale as a substitute. However, the flavor will be slightly sweeter and less spicy.
  • If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can add a splash of simple syrup or agave nectar.

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Cucumber Cooler

Swap out a few mint leaves for slices of cucumber for a super-refreshing take that's as cooling as a dip in the pool. The cucumber's crispness will amplify the drink's refreshing qualities, creating a garden-fresh sip that's perfect for scorching summer days!

Ingredients: 6 oz ginger beer, 1 oz lime juice, 3-4 cucumber slices, 1 cup ice, lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish.

Spicy Pineapple Punch

Add 2 oz of pineapple juice and a small pinch of cayenne pepper to give the mocktail a tropical heat. The sweetness of the pineapple balances the spice, and the cayenne pepper gives that extra 'whoa' factor!

Ingredients: 6 oz ginger beer, 1 oz lime juice, 2 oz pineapple juice, Pinch of cayenne pepper, 1 cup ice, lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish.

Berry Bliss

Muddle a handful of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) at the bottom of the glass before adding the other ingredients. The berries' natural sweetness and vivid color will add an extra layer of depth, making it a berry delightful twist!

Ingredients: 6 oz ginger beer, 1 oz lime juice, Handful of mixed berries, 1 cup ice, lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish.

In case you forgot basics how to make Ginger Beer Mocktail

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Ginger Beer Mocktail

What is the origin of ginger beer?

Ginger beer hails from England in the mid-18th century and was originally an alcoholic beverage of around 4% alcohol, but most commercial ginger beers nowadays are non-alcoholic.

What is the difference between a cocktail and a mocktail?

A cocktail typically includes one or more types of liquor and mixers, such as juice or soda. A mocktail has no alcoholic content but has the same mixture of ingredients—minus the liquor—as a cocktail.

Can I use fresh limes in place of lime juice?

Yes, the juice from a fresh lime can certainly be used in place of lime juice. Generally, one medium lime equals approximately 2 tablespoons of lime juice.

What other types of mocktails can I make?

Other popular mocktails are the Virgin Pina Colada, Shirley Temple, Virgin Bloody Mary, and the Safe Sex on the Beach. These all are non-alcoholic versions of their cocktail counterparts.

Can Ginger Beer Mocktail be served at any time?

Yes, the Ginger Beer Mocktail can be served at any time since it's a non-alcoholic beverage. Whether it's a morning brunch or an evening party, it's always a refreshing option.

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