Ginger Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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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 Daiquiri is a spicy twist on the classic Daiquiri, a cocktail that originated in the late 19th century in Cuba. This version adds a kick of ginger, making it a favorite among those who enjoy a bit of heat in their drinks. It's perfect for those who like their cocktails strong, spicy, and a little bit sweet.

How Ginger Daiquiri Tastes?

The Ginger Daiquiri is a vibrant cocktail with a strong, spicy kick from the ginger. It's balanced by the tartness of the lime and the sweetness of the sugar, creating a complex, layered flavor profile that is both refreshing and invigorating.

Interesting facts about Ginger Daiquiri

  • The Ginger Daiquiri is a modern twist on the classic Daiquiri, which was reportedly a favorite of writer Ernest Hemingway.
  • The addition of ginger gives this cocktail a unique, spicy kick that sets it apart from other Daiquiri variations.
  • Despite its strong flavors, the Ginger Daiquiri is surprisingly easy to make, making it a popular choice for home bartenders.


A few good options for Ginger Daiquiri are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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White Rum

The spine of our cocktail, white rum, provides a smooth yet potent kick. With 2oz, we strike a balance – enough to let you know it's there, but not too much to overpower the ginger-lime dance. Take it away, and you're left with mocktail, my friend. An alternative? Try vodka for a less sweet profile, or cachaça for a Brazilian twist.

Alex Green

Fresh Lime Juice

Without the 1oz of fresh lime juice, our Ginger Daiquiri would lose its tang. This acid is the yang to rum's yin, a love affair in liquid form. Less juice, and the sweetness could be cloying; more, and you'll pucker up more than you'd intend.

Emma Rose

Sugar Syrup

The sweet symphony in our concerto comes from 0.5oz of sugar syrup. It's the mediator between the sharp lime and fiery ginger. Omit this, and the balance topples over to tartville. You can substitute with honey or agave for a different sweet profile.

Mary Mitkina

Fresh Ginger

A piece of ginger muddled at the beginning gives our Daiquiri its signature spicy twist. Forget it, and you're just in plain Daiquiri-land. The ginger should complement, not dominate, so one piece is just enough to whisper its presence.

Alex Green

Recipe. How to make Ginger Daiquiri Drink

  1. Muddle the ginger in the bottom of a shaker.
  2. Add the rum, lime juice, and sugar syrup.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Make sure to shake the cocktail vigorously to ensure the ginger is well incorporated.

Perfect Pairings


Spicy grilled shrimp or ceviche can complement the zesty ginger note.

Asian Dishes

A tangy Thai salad or sushi rolls can be a perfect match.


Mild cheeses, such as goat cheese or mozzarella, offer a neutral taste that won’t clash with the cocktail's flavors.

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What you could change in Ginger Daiquiri

  • If you don't have fresh ginger, you can substitute with ginger syrup or ginger liqueur.
  • For a less sweet version, you can reduce the amount of sugar syrup or omit it entirely.

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Honey Ginger Daiquiri

  • Replace sugar syrup with honey syrup
  • Instructions: Follow the original recipe, swapping out the sugar syrup.
  • Flavor profile: A richer, more floral sweetness that hugs the ginger's spice.

Spicy Ginger Daiquiri

  • Add a small slice of hot pepper when muddling the ginger
  • Instructions: Muddle the hot pepper with ginger, follow the rest as usual.
  • Flavor profile: A fiery kick that'll warm your soul, a dare for those who can handle the heat.

Green Tea Ginger Daiquiri

  • Infuse the rum with green tea
  • Instructions: Steep green tea in rum for 1-2 hours, then use it in the cocktail.
  • Flavor profile: Earthy tones complement the zesty lime and sharp ginger, an unexpected twist that offers a nod to Asian flavors.

In case you forgot basics how to make Ginger Daiquiri

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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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 Daiquiri

What type of rum should I use for a Ginger Daiquiri?

While the recipe calls for white rum, you can also experiment with aged rum for a deeper flavor profile.

How can I make my Ginger Daiquiri more or less spicy?

You can control the spiciness of your Ginger Daiquiri by adjusting the amount of fresh ginger. More ginger will give a spicier kick, and less will result in a milder flavor.

What kind of glass is best for serving a Ginger Daiquiri?

Traditionally, Daiquiris are served in a cocktail glass, also known as a martini glass. However, you can also use a coupe glass.

Can I prep Ginger Daiquiris for a party in advance?

Yes, you can mix up a big batch in advance, but keep it in the refrigerator and don't add the ice until you're ready to serve each drink to prevent dilution.

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