Bottoms Up — April 18, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Savor Summer with Brooklyn Crafted Cocktails


Spring has finally sprung and summer is just around the corner. It’s the time of year when people ditch the red wines and hot toddys in lieu of more refreshing drinks that keep you cool in the hot weather. Moscow Mules start clinking come time for the Kentucky Derby, white wine spritzers replace the reds, and cold ciders taste even better than beer in the great outdoors. But one thing all of these drinks could use is an upgrade.



So many of our favorite cocktails (and mocktails) include sugary sodas and additives that can give you that dreaded next day hangover. Brooklyn Crafted solves the problem with their natural ginger beer that uses 100% unfiltered ginger pieces and includes only four ingredients (pure cane sugar, 100% unfiltered ginger, organic ginger extract and citric acid). Swap out your regular ol’ gingerale for a bottle of Brooklyn Crafted and you’ve nixed that nasty hangover before it could even begin.


Not only does the fresh-tasting ginger beer pack a ginger-filled punch, but it also comes in a variety of flavors to add a little something extra to your favorite drink, including Extra Spicy, Early Grey, Lemon & Lime, Mango, Sugar Free and more. Try whipping up some of our favorite recipes using Brooklyn Crafted and let us know what you think!


Moscow Mule
2 oz fine vodka
6 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer
1 oz fresh lemon or lime juice

Mix above and pour over ice. Serve with lime wedge or kaffir lime leaf.

White Wine Ginger Spritz
4-5 oz. chilled, dry white wine
2-3 oz. chilled, Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini in Extra Spicy
Juice from half a lime

Garnish with fresh or candied ginger.


Cider n’ Stormy
2 oz. Hard Apple Cider
2 oz. Dark Rum
4 oz. Brooklyn Crafted Extra Spicy Ginger Beer Mini
1 lime, halved

Combine apple cider, rum, Brooklyn Crafted ginger beer and juice of half of the lime in a cocktail shaker or tall glass and stir until combined. Cut the other half of the lime into wedges and serve in a tall glass over ice.

Champagne Ginger Beer Punch
16 oz (2 cups) pomegranate juice
12 oz (1.5 cups) cranberry juice
3 T lemon juice
8 oz (1 cup) peach vodka
1 bottle (750 ml) champagne
12 oz Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini, Extra Spicy

Blackberry Lemonade

Blackberry Ginger Smash Mocktail
½ cup blackberries
1 T sugar
½ lemon cut into wedges
2 sprigs thyme
6 oz. Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini in Extra Spicy
6 oz. club soda

Place blackberries, sugar, lemon wedges and thyme in the bottom of a glass pitcher and muddle. Add Brooklyn Crafted and club soda and stir once. Pour to serve. **to turn this into a cocktail, add 1.5 oz. handcrafted lemon vodka to each glass

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