For a non-alcoholic drink, serve ginger beer. It’s much more robust and gingery than ginger ale. An alcohol-free, sophisticated soft drink, it can be enjoyed straight from the bottle or as a cocktail mixer.
GINGER BEER TASTING
For our Thanksgiving guests, we purchased every brand of ginger beer we could find at two stores. During the cocktail hour, instead of having everyone drink too many martinis, we’re having a ginger beer tasting. Just print up sheets with all the contenders. Here’s a guide for how to do it.
Perfect for Thanksgiving: a Ginger
Martini. Photo by Bryan Delodder | IST.
GINGER BEER COCKTAIL
You can use any ginger beer that remains to make a Moscow Mule: 2 ounces of vodka, 1 tablespoon of lime juice and ginger beer. Add the vodka and lime juice to a highball glass filled with ice. Fill with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.