This Ginger Berry Vodka Cocktail recipe is a refreshing drink made with berry-infused vodka, ginger simple syrup, and lemon juice.
For warm days this ginger berry vodka cocktail is the perfect drink for everything from happy hour, a Friday night in, to special occasions.
Unlike this grapefruit hibiscus cocktail, where the simple syrup is infused with tea, this cocktail gets its fruity flavor from the vodka.
The sugar syrup in this recipe is infused with fresh ginger.
The recipe below will give you extra ginger simple syrup so you can continue to make fruity vodka drinks at your leisure. The best way to savor summer flavors!
Why you'll love this recipe
- Simple ingredients
- Easy cocktail
Ingredients and substitutions
Here are a few quick notes about the infusion ingredients in this recipe. You can see a complete ingredient list and instructions in the recipe card below.
Organic cane sugar - Use organic to keep things vegan-friendly. This will be the base of our syrup.
Fresh ginger - This will infuse in the simple syrup. (And makes extra!)
Berry infused vodka - My fresh fruit-infused vodka made from fresh berries is the perfect way to flavor this beverage. It gives the summer drink a beautiful purple-pinkish tint.
Feel free to use a store-bought berry vodka of your choosing. Plain vodka can be used for a ginger cocktail.
Lemon juice - A little bit of fresh lemon juice rounds out our delicious drink making it a little more of a tart cocktail. Fresh lime juice would make a fine substitute.
Before you start: Get out syrup ingredients and a medium saucepan.
Step 1: In a medium saucepan, add water, cane sugar, and ginger. Stir occasionally while bringing to a boil.
Once at a boil, remove from heat and allow to cool for 20-25 minutes.
Step 2: Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a sealable container. Store in the refrigerator.
Ginger Berry Vodka Cocktail
Step 3: In a cocktail glass or shaker, fill it with ice cubes, and combine vodka, lemon juice, and a bit of simple syrup. Stir or shake. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.
Add a splash of club soda or seltzer water if desired. Garnish your delicious cocktail with lemon slices or candied ginger.
Using this berry-infused vodka makes for a delicious fruity cocktail.
It's made with fresh blueberries, fresh raspberries, and fresh strawberries. The fresh ingredients are also what gives it its beautiful color.
Play around with your own berry infusions or store-bought infused vodkas. Use one type of berry or mix up the type of fruit. Or, infuse the seasonal fruit of the moment.
For a bit of fizz, top off a tall glass with soda water.
Yes! This will slightly alter the flavor, but you can make a ginger-infused honey syrup.
A cocktail shaker or mixing glass is helpful in making this fruity drink. If you don't have one available stir the ingredients right in the drink glass.
Garnish this drink recipe with a lemon wheel or candied ginger.
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Berry Ginger Vodka Cocktail
Ginger Simple Syrup
- ¾ cup water
- ¾ cup organic cane sugar
- ¼ (heaping) cup peeled and chopped fresh ginger
- 1 ½ ounces berry infused vodka
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1 ounce ginger simple syrup
- splash of club soda
- candied ginger
Ginger Simple Syrup
- In a medium saucepan, add water, cane sugar, and ginger. Stir occasionally while bringing to a boil. Once at a boil, remove from heat and allow to cool for 20-25 minutes.
- Strain simple syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a sealable container. Store syrup in the refrigerator.
- In a cocktail glass, fill with ice, add berry infused vodka, lemon juice, and ginger simple syrup. Stir. Add a splash of club soda and/or garnish with candied ginger if desired.