Ginger Craze

image by Tate Tullier

Ginger Bear, Seth Fornea, recommends you enjoy a cocktail with Ginger Beer.

For a refreshment so popular, it's interesting to note how many misconceptions exist about ginger beer. The drink, which originated in the mid-1700s in England, was first known as a fermented alcoholic beverage made from sugar, ginger, water, and a starter culture known as ginger beer plant. But today, the name "ginger beer" is actually a misnomer, as most commercial ginger beer is a soft drink and contains no alcohol (although a few brands do offer an spiked beverage).

In comparison to ginger ale, ginger beer is more robust in flavor with a spicy quality. Ginger beer can be enjoyed alone, but it also plays a starring role in cocktails such as the Dark and Stormy and the Moscow Mule. How do you like to drink it?

Enjoy our 2-4-1 Wooden Nickel Wednesday today. Try out a Moscow Mule for $7. If the mule is your drink but you want some variation, try it with Jameson, Tanqueray or Malibu- all $9.

image by Tate Tullier

We are introducing a new cocktail on Friday that also features Ginger Beer...stay tuned.