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17 Best Ginger Drinks (+ Cocktail Recipes)

For those who prefer a little spice in their day, these ginger drinks are just what you need. 

Ginger is a root herb that has incredible benefits for your body.

It’s full of antioxidants and has tummy soothing superpowers.

It’s an anti-inflammatory ingredient and can be used to aid nausea and morning sickness. 

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This root has a pungent, spicy flavor and comes in many forms.

You often see fresh ginger in recipes but it can also be pickled or candied. 

These ginger drinks all have that signature spiciness. It enhances other flavors and it’s good for you, too!

1. Fresh Ginger Tea

Fresh ginger tea is lovely. The invigorating spiciness of fresh ginger is both soothing and comforting. 

It’s great for digestion and can work wonders when you’re feeling a bit under the weather.

Steep some pungent ginger in hot water and you’re ready to go.

You can also add other ingredients like cinnamon, lemon, mint, or turmeric. 

Ginger tea will definitely warm you up on a cold day and make you feel nice and cozy before snuggling up in bed. 

2. Iced Ginger Honey Lemon Tea

Iced ginger honey lemon tea is a wonderful way to cool down on a warm day.

It will keep you feeling energized while soothing tummy aches. 

Ginger always has that herbal, spicy kick that’s unique and tasty.

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It’s not for the faint of heart, so this recipe uses honey to sweeten it up.

Lemon adds some zesty flair and makes this tea ultra refreshing. 

This is my new favorite drink for warm weather days. 

3. Grapefruit Ginger Sparkler

The grapefruit ginger sparkler is a boozy drink that can be made by the glass or in a pitcher. It’s the ultimate party drink.

Not too sweet and not too spicy, grapefruit and ginger work together harmoniously in this yummy cocktail.

It’s citrusy, refreshing, and sweet with a little bit of a kick. 

I love that this cocktail is not only tasty but pretty, too!

Plus, you can also adjust the recipe to your liking if you don’t want it too strong. 

4. Refreshing Ginger Lemonade

Ginger and citrus work so well together, so you’ll see the combo a lot! 

Ginger and lemon balance each other perfectly to create one of the best summertime drinks around.

It’s sugar, spice, and everything sour and nice. 

You have to make this lemonade for your next backyard barbecue or family picnic. 

5. Ginger Martini Cocktail

Ginger martinis are a spicy twist on a classic cocktail that James Bond himself would enjoy. 

For this delicious beverage, you need to make homemade ginger simple syrup. I know, it’s an extra step but it’s so worth it. 

Once you make the star ingredient, the cocktail itself only requires three ingredients.

This is an easy drink to make for friends, and you won’t be stuck behind the bar all night.

6. Ginger Clementine Old-Fashioned – A Rye Cocktail

If you love a tasty old-fashioned, you need to make this ginger clementine version. 

Fresh ginger and sweet, citrusy clementines give the old-fashioned a new update.

Rye is a spectacular choice of whiskey for this combination of flavors. 

Everything about this drink is enhanced, balanced, and pretty perfect if you ask me.

This is one impressive cocktail to make at your next party. 

7. The Ginger Rogers (Gin and Ginger Ale Cocktail)

The Ginger Rogers cocktail is a light, refreshing, and delicious beverage that everybody will love. 

This easy sipping cocktail is an adult twist on a flavorful ginger lemonade. Plus, it has some bubbles from the lip-tingling ginger ale. 

I think this would be a fantastic cocktail to try if you’re unfamiliar with gin. It’s so easy to enjoy during a hot day by the pool.

Trust me, you won’t be able to keep this recipe to yourself for long. 

8. Fresh Ginger Moscow Mule

One of the most well-known ginger cocktails is the classic Moscow mule.

Usually, it’s made with ginger beer that’s bubbly and has a spicy kick. 

Using fresh ginger brightens up the traditional drink and adds more flavor depth.

Combined with tart lime and sweet orange, it’s an upgrade I wish I had thought of first. 

This spicy vodka cocktail is terrific for any occasion, reason, or season. 

9. Rosemary Ginger Margaritas

Margaritas are one of my favorite drinks to experiment with sweet and savory.

The rosemary and ginger in this cocktail are unexpected and unmatched. 

Along with the herbs, this cocktail recipe also has coconut sugar in the rosemary ginger simple syrup. It’s the perfect sweetener.

Fresh lime juice is also the most ideal way to balance all of these flavors. 

This margarita is an amazing cocktail for flu and cold season, but you’ll crave it no matter what time of year it is. 

10. Sparkling Ginger Cocktail

Ginger and bourbon come together to create a magnificent cocktail experience. 

This is a lovely combination of sweet, spicy, and sour that’s ideal for the holidays, weekends, or long weeknights.

Top off this lemon ginger cocktail with frozen cranberries during Christmas time for some festive flair.

Add a slice of lemon during the summer for a warm weather twist. 

11. Pineapple Ginger Punch

Pineapple ginger punch is a party pleaser that packs a pucker. 

Fresh pineapple can’t be beat when it comes to delicious cocktails.

The ginger beer adds just the right amount of spiciness and bubbles. 

This recipe calls for tequila but you can actually use any liquor you prefer. I think it would taste fantastic with gin.

You, your guests, your family members, and even your neighbors will be obsessed with this cocktail. 

12. Hot Toddy

Hot toddies are known as a go-to pick-me-up for many when they’re not feeling well.

It acts as an elixir of sorts that will cure any cold, or at least make you feel like it did. 

Even if you’re not sick, this cocktail is easy to enjoy during the cold months.

It’s hot whiskey with flavors of lemon, ginger, and maple syrup or honey. 

Your guests will love this cocktail to end the holidays. When it’s cold outside, the hot toddy is sure to warm you right up. 

13. Ginger Whiskey Smash

A ginger whiskey smash is a fun cocktail that’s sure to keep any party going. 

Spicy ginger with cooling mint is an unexpectedly delicious duo.

Fresh mint is always the best addition to a beverage like this. It is so refreshing and tasty. 

This smooth, balanced cocktail might be your new favorite.

14. Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Ginger Turmeric Iced Tea

Every once in a while, your body needs a little reset.

During the holidays with all of the celebrating, an anti-inflammatory tea will do the trick!

Lemon, ginger, and turmeric are all fantastic for digestion.

Ease your tummy ache or cleanse your body after all those holiday meals and sweets. 

All of the ingredients are pretty pungent so add a dash of maple syrup for sweetness and enjoy!

15. 3-Ingredient Dark and Stormy

The dark and stormy cocktail is simple and tasty. Despite its mysterious name, it will leave you feeling bright and sunny. 

You only need three staple ingredients for this recipe: ginger beer, dark rum, and lime juice.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy cocktail that still tastes fantastic, you’ve found it. 

You’ll enjoy this recipe whether it’s stormy or sunny, I guarantee it!

16.  Homemade Ginger Beer

There is nothing quite like homemade ginger beer. It’s just what you need to make your recipes stand out even more.

Plus, it’s non-alcoholic so everybody can enjoy it. 

It’s fizzy, refreshing, and surprisingly easy.

You use active yeast to start a mini fermentation process that gives this spicy beverage its signature flavor. 

You can use this ginger beer recipe for any other cocktail that includes ginger beer or just enjoy it over some ice. 

17. Ginger Lemon Immune Boosting Shots

Immune-boosting shots are all the rage and this ginger lemon one is quite tasty. 

Lemon, ginger, and cayenne pepper come together to create a healthy, metabolism-boosting, virus-fighting, and invigorating shot. 

It does have a strong spice that hits you at the end but it’s still tasty. 

17 Best Ginger Drinks

These ginger drinks are perfect for anyone who loves the flavor! From non-alcoholic beverages to cocktail recipes, you’ll find something to love on this list.


  • Fresh Ginger Tea

  • Iced Ginger Honey Lemon Tea

  • Grapefruit Ginger Sparkler

  • Refreshing Ginger Lemonade

  • Ginger Martini Cocktail

  • Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned – A Rye Cocktail

  • The Ginger Rogers (Gin and Ginger Ale Cocktail)

  • Fresh Ginger Moscow Mule

  • Rosemary Ginger Margaritas

  • Sparkling Ginger Cocktail

  • Pineapple Ginger Punch

  • Hot Toddy

  • Ginger Whiskey Smash

  • Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Ginger Turmeric Iced Tea

  • 3 -Ingredient Dark and Stormy

  • Homemade Ginger Beer

  • Ginger Lemon Immune Boosting Shots


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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