Discover Ginger Wine

by May 6, 2024Recipes, South Brunswick

Fruity, fizzy and slightly spicy, the Ginger Wine Cooler checks all the boxes for a perfect spring cocktail.

If you enjoy the spicy taste of ginger, you will love this Ginger Wine Cooler. Made with ginger wine, lemonade, sparkling water, Grand Marnier, fresh fruit and a pinch of mint on top, it is fruity, fizzy, slightly spicy and so refreshing.

Many of my go-to cocktails are often made with ginger beer, including an Irish Buck, Dark and Stormy, and the classic Moscow Mule. I enjoy that slightly spicy kick in a cocktail. So, my thirst for ginger wine was a natural progression.

While there are similarities between the two, there are some differences to be aware of. Most notably, ginger beer is carbonated and ginger wine is not. If desired, you can add sparkling water or ginger ale to give you those bubbles and fizz in your drink when using ginger wine.

Ginger wine was first made by a distillery in London, England, in the 1740s. It is a bit less spicy than ginger beer and has a richer, fuller flavor. It can be used to make a variety of cocktails but is commonly known for its use in a drink called the Whiskey Mac.

When purchasing this wine, look for Stone’s Original Ginger Wine, otherwise known as green ginger wine. It is called that due to the color of the bottle. The wine itself is an amber color, which comes from the fermented raisins and ginger it is made from.

This refreshing cocktail comes together quite easily. Simply add slices of fresh fruit and cucumber ribbons to a pitcher. Then add the ginger wine, lemonade and Grand Marnier.   Pour the fruity mixture over ice in wine glasses, then top it all with a splash of sparkling water and mint leaves to garnish. Crisp, cool and delicious!

We enjoy drinking this cocktail with dinner during the warmer months of the year. It’s a nice complement to any meal cooked on the grill, especially chicken and seafood.

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Ginger Wine Cooler
Fruity, fizzy and slightly spicy, the Ginger Wine Cooler checks all the boxes for a perfect spring cocktail.
Ginger Lime Cocktail
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Course Drink
Cuisine cocktail
Servings
drinks
Ingredients
Ginger Lime Cocktail
Instructions
  1. Place the sliced fruit and cucumber in a 1.5-liter pitcher. Reserve a few slices to use in each glass.
  2. Add the ginger wine, lemonade and Grand Marnier.
  3. Pour the mixture into wine glasses over ice and more sliced fruit. Top with sparkling water and mint leaves for garnish.