Ginger Beer Recipes

Ginger Beer tops off mixed drinks with a zesty ginger kick. Ginger beer delivers an invigorating bubbly thrill to the taste buds. If you are looking for a change from the run of the mill tonic and soda for your vodka and gin based drinks, give ginger beer a whirl. Regatta Ginger Beer could the spiced bubbly for you. 

Regatta Ginger Beer boasts a ginger “bite” without the “ginger burn” often found in other more peppery Jamaican ginger beers. The secondary layering of fruit notes in the Regatta Ginger Beer brings depth of character to rum and whiskey based cocktails. Hints of citrus, apple and banana add spark and energy to a drink to bring it to a new level of flavor.

Regatta Ginger Beer Drink Recipes

Moscow Mule with Vodka and Ginger Beer served in a traditional copper mug at Liv Lounge birthday event in Omaha, Nebraska. ~ photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Moscow Mule with Vodka and Ginger Beer served in a traditional copper mug at Liv Lounge birthday event in Omaha, Nebraska. ~ photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Regatta Moscow Mule

6 ounces Regatta Ginger Beer

2 ounces Vodka

Lime Wedge – Squeezed

Place ice in copper mug or highball glass. Add vodka. Top with Regatta Ginger Beer. Squeeze lime wedge over top and drop into drink. Stir briefly.

Regatta Bermuda Classic

4 ounces Regatta Ginger Beer

1-1/2 ounce Rum

Build in highball glass over fresh ice.

Chilled Ginger Beer and your favorite chilled beer or lager are used in equal parts to created a "Shandy". The Shandy makes an excellent tailgate drink; refreshing and goes the distance. ~ photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Chilled Ginger Beer and your favorite chilled beer or lager are used in equal parts to created a “Shandy”. The Shandy makes an excellent tailgate drink; refreshing and goes the distance. ~ photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Regatta Shandy

6 ounces Regatta Ginger Beer – chilled

6 ounces Favorite Lager – chilled

Pour chilled ginger beer and chilled lager in chilled pint glass. Stir gently.

About Ginger Beer

What exactly is ginger beer? Ginger beer is more carbonated than its ginger ale counterpart. It contains deeper ginger spice than ginger ale and is usually non-alcoholic. Some ginger beer is brewed as an alcoholic beverage with alcohol content exceeding 9%. Ginger beer containing alcohol is labeled appropriately. Non-alcoholic ginger beer is not brewed with fermentation process. It is carbonated with pressurized carbon dioxide like popular soft drinks. Some use ginger beer and ginger ale for medicinal purposes, but its primary production use in the United States is that of a soft drink.

Ginger beer can be consumed straight from the bottle or served over ice. Many like to use it in mixed drinks in the same way club soda, tonic water or colas are used. Ginger beer is a traditional mixer in the Dark & Stormy and Moscow Mule {served in a copper cup}.

Football helmet - photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist of intoxicologist.net

Football helmet – photo by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist of intoxicologist.net

Ginger beer is an excellent tailgate party tag along mixer. It is a refreshing non-alcoholic drink alternative and gives many drinks an exciting flavor twist. Ginger beer can boost the flavor of an ordinary margarita, dazzle a strawberry or raspberry daiquiri or add a little spicy excitement to the tailgate party punch. There really are endless possibilities waiting to bubble forth.

Review sample courtesy representatives of Regatta Ginger Beer.

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One Response to Ginger Beer Recipes

  1. I love ginger beer and I love Moscow Mule as well. Vodka, ginger beer and lime juice mix together makes a wonderful fresh cocktail especially with a Moscow Mule Copper Mug.

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