Ginger beer owes its recent revival to the rediscovery of the popular cocktail, the Moscow Mule. A mix of ginger beer, lime and vodka, the Moscow Mule is refreshing and approachable.Ginger beer can be a versatile base for a variety of cocktails, but used alone, ginger beers and ales are a lost remnant of childhood. A fizzy, cool refreshment from hot summer days, fermented or distilled alcoholic versions bring treasured childhood memories back.Long used as a medicinal drink to promote energy and vibrancy, ginger beer and ginger ale are also ideal mixers for darker rums and bourbons.
The light crispness of ginger beverages tone down the weight of heavier spirits and allow recreational drinkers to enjoy the more complex flavors and depths.
Ginger beer may be unfamiliar to most social drinkers, but it is simply a darker, less sweet version of the familiar ginger ale. This allows it to be a perfect mixer for cocktails or alcoholic options can be enjoyed alone for a touch of the pep and energy it has been known for.