Ginger Beer Cocktails You’ll Love This Autumn!

How about a little kick of ginger to keep you nice and toasty this autumn? Time to go with the season and move on for delicious autumn cocktails. Nothing suits the cooler season better than a warming ginger beer.

I have teamed up with Llanllyr Source (pronounced Clan-Clear) to create tasty recipes with their delicious ginger beers. They’re also kindly giving you a chance to WIN one month’s worth of mixers! See details at the end of this post.

Not only does ginger beer make a fantastic cocktail ingredient, but it can also help you to survive the cold weather better. Ginger has long been used to prevent colds and flu, it eases coughs and throat pain and strengthens the immune system. More reasons to get on board!

Llanllyr Source Ginger Beer is also surprisingly low in calories, only 35.4kcal per 100ml!

Get your autumn vibes going with these simple recipes!

Caramel Apple Mule

50ml Caramel Vodka
100ml Apple juice (Or Apple Cider for extra fizziness)
25ml Fresh lime juice
Llanllyr Source Ginger Beer
Cinnamon stick
Apple slices

Combine all ingredients over ice, give it a stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slices. You can make caramel vodka by soaking sweets in vodka until dissolved or simply buy ready-flavoured vodka.

Caramel apple mule

Rhubarb & Ginger

50ml Rhubarb gin
20ml Ginger & cardamom syrup*
Llanllyr Source (Fiery) Ginger Beer
Llanllyr Source Club Soda (optional)
2 Sprigs of rosemary

Slightly muddle one sprig of rosemary at the bottom of the glass together with the syrup and gin. Add ice and top up with ginger beer and club soda. Garnish with a rosemary sprig. (If you prefer using Fiery Ginger Beer I recommend adding a dash of club soda to balance the flavours.)

* To make the syrup simply add sugar, water, six cardamom pods and slices of fresh ginger to a saucepan, bring to boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. Take off the heat, cover with a lid and leave to sit for an hour. Strain and let it cool.

Blackberry Mash

6 Blackberries
25ml Fresh lemon juice
50ml Vodka (or Bourbon)
Dash of sugar syrup
Llanllyr Source (Fiery) Ginger Beer
Llanllyr Source Club Soda

Muddle the blackberries and mint slightly together with the lemon juice, then add vodka. Fill the glass with ice and top up with ginger beer and club soda. Garnish with lemon peel and blackberries.

If you prefer using Fiery Ginger Beer replace vodka with bourbon for more flavour.

Earl Grey Spritz

75ml Earl Grey tea (chilled)
Dash of sugar syrup
50ml Gin of your choice
Llanllyr Source Ginger Beer

Fill a highball with ice, add sugar syrup, gin and tea. Top up with ginger beer and garnish with mint and a slice of lemon.


50ml Dark or Golden rum
1tbsp Fig jam
25ml Fresh lime juice
Llanllyr Source Ginger Beer

Shake all ingredients (excluding the ginger beer) together with ice. Strain into an ice-filled tumbler, top up with ginger beer and garnish with half a fig.

earl grey drink

Whilst sipping these cocktails you can read more about Llanllyr Source and the importance of mixers here.

WIN a month’s supply of mixers!*

As I mentioned earlier, Llanllyr Source is giving you a chance to win enough mixers to last a month. Whether you enjoy them on their own, in a G&T or create one of the cocktails above, you will love their organic mixer range.

To enter, simply follow @LlanllyrSource and @onthesauceagain on Twitter, RT this post and tag a friend to spread the word.

Competition ends 9th October 2018. COMPETITION IS CLOSED!

*UK & US entries only.

Fiery Ginger beer

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Llanllyr Source, but, as always, all words and opinions are my own.

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    1. Great! I find bourbon works a bit better with this, especially if the ginger beer has a bit more kick to it.

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