The Gin & Ginger Cocktail

If one were really, truly stretching the definition of healthy, one might consider this cocktail medicinal.

Fresh citrus combines with raw muddled ginger root, a bit of botanically infused gin and bitters and just enough sweetness to help the delicious medicine go down. The result is a bit spicy, a bit lip-tingly and undeniably delicious: The Gin and Ginger.

Gin & Ginger Cocktail


  • 2 slices fresh ginger root
  • 1 tsp. Rich Simple Syrup (See: How To Make Simple Syrup)
  • 1-2 dashes grapefruit bitters (I am in love with Scrappy’s Grapefruit Bitters but, like all craft bitters, it’s expensive enough to encourage me to get off my butt and DIY my own.)
  • 1.5 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (about 1/4 large grapefruit)
  • .5 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1/4 large lime)
  • 1.5 oz. gin
  • Slice candied ginger, for garnish (optional)

Gin & Ginger


Start by muddling the heck out of the fresh ginger root.

Ging & Ginger Cocktail

Add ice to your shaker, then add the simple syrup, bitters, grapefruit and lime juice and gin. Shake hard and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a small slice of candied ginger and serve right away.

Ging & Ginger Cocktail

Enjoy responsibly and have a great weekend! Thanks guys!


  1. Kelly Chronister says

    Looks delicious. Is the ginger root just in the bottom of the glass and then you pour the rest in?

  2. Sherri says

    I can’t wait to make this, in spite of the fact that we are curled up with the ” fur kids”, blankets & watching snow fall! Okay, maybe it’s a good evening for a less “Spring – Summer” cocktail, but I love everything in it! You totally rock the cocktail world!…oh, and…your own grapefruit bitters?? Do share! Please?

  3. says

    Wow, do I wish I had seen this before Monday morning! Gin and ginger sounds like the best possible combination. I’m going to have to keep it on the short list for next weekend. :)

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