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Ginger Cold Brew

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Let’s dive into a delicious ginger cold brew recipe where you swap homemade ginger syrup for the tangy kick of ginger beer and a tad of orange juice sweetness. 

It’s not just a refreshing pick-me-up but also a flavor explosion that comes with bonus health benefits! Ginger and orange juice are known for their immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a guilt-free indulgence. 

Let’s craft this delightful brew that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also nourishes your soul, featuring layers of gorgeous orange hue topped with a beautiful dark cold brew layer.

Remember, this tasty treat is made with a Mason Jar cold brew. You can always replace it with a cold brew from the French press or a cold brew concentrate.

Ingredients you need

Ingredients for ginger cold brew - ginger beer, cold brew, orange juice, cubed ice.
  • Cold brew—You can opt for a homemade cold brew crafted with a mason jar or French press or choose a convenient store-bought concentrate. For additional guidance, check our cold brew ratio guide.
  • Ginger beerGinger beer contributes a lively spice that complements the citrusy brightness of orange juice and the rich depth of cold brew coffee, resulting in a harmonious and invigorating blend.
  • Orange juice – The zesty citrus of orange juice perfectly complements the rich depth of cold brew coffee and the spicy kick of ginger beer.
  • Cubed ice

How To Make Ginger Cold Brew From Scratch

Step 1: Fill a serving glass with cubed ice.

Step 2: Pour ginger beer into the glass.

Pouring ginger beer into a glass filled with cubed ice.

Step 3: Add a layer of cold brew on top of the ginger beer.

Pour cold brew into the glass filled with ginger beer.

Step 4: Finish by topping the drink with orange juice.

Pour orange juice into the glass layered with ginger beer and cold brew.

Ginger Beer – Our Star

Ginger beer has a rich history and some intriguing facts surrounding its origins and cultural significance:

  1. Not Actually Beer: Despite its name, ginger beer is not alcoholic like traditional beer. Historically, it was brewed and fermented, giving it a slight alcoholic content, but modern versions are usually non-alcoholic.
  2. Origins in England: Ginger beer originated in England in the 18th century. It was initially created by fermenting ginger, sugar, and water, resulting in a fizzy, spicy beverage.
  3. Moscow Mule Connection: Ginger beer is a key ingredient in the Moscow Mule cocktail, which was invented in the United States in the 1940s. The combination of vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice served over ice in a copper mug has become iconic.
  4. Health Benefits: Ginger, the primary ingredient in ginger beer, is known for its potential health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may help alleviate nausea, aid digestion, and reduce muscle pain.

Barista Tips

  • For the best brew, start with filtered water to avoid equipment buildup and funky flavors.
  • When it comes to cold brew ratios, aim for a range between 1:6 and 1:10.
  • Adjust your grind coarser as brewing time increases—especially for cold brew, where a coarser grind than for a French press is essential to prevent over-extraction.
  • For optimal flavor, grind your coffee just before brewing; if using a Comandante grinder, set it to 35-40 clicks (70-80 red clicks).

Comandante Grinder in American Cherry – $360.00

from: Intelligentsia Coffee, Inc.


  • Measuring tools
  • Serving glass
Glass filled with gorgeous, layered, ginger cold brew placed on black slate plate.

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Glass filled with gorgeous, layered, ginger cold brew placed on black slate plate.

Invigorating Ginger Beer Cold Brew Recipe

Elevate your coffee game with our Ginger Beer Cold Brew—a refreshing fusion of smooth cold brew coffee and zesty ginger beer, topped with a hint of citrusy orange juice. Experience a bold and invigorating twist on your morning routine!
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Course: Coffee, Cold Beverage
Cuisine: Global cuisine
Keyword: Cold brew with ginger beer, Ginger beer cold brew, Ginger cold brew
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 56kcal


  • Measuring tools
  • Serving glass


  • Cubed ice
  • 4 ¾ oz Ginger beer
  • 2 oz Cold brew
  • ¾ oz Orange juice


  • Start by adding Cubed ice to a serving glass.
    Cubed ice
  • Pour 4 ¾ oz Ginger beer into the glass.
    4 ¾ oz Ginger beer
  • Layer 2 oz Cold brew on top of the ginger beer.
    2 oz Cold brew
  • Complete the drink by topping it off with ¾ oz Orange juice.
    ¾ oz Orange juice


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Food Safety

  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food and beverages unattended
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

By on May 21st, 2024
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