Ginger Snap

Ginger Snap Mocktail
Photo by Kenji Toma

Courtesy Christi Brunner, The Brick, Kansas City, Missouri

Although The Brick changes its mocktail offerings seasonally, this nonalcoholic Moscow Mule with a twist is so popular that it stays on the menu throughout the year. “I started playing around with this when I was pregnant,” says Brunner. “It was great to actually have something fun to drink other than pop or water.” Opt for ginger beer instead of sweeter ginger ale. It adds spicy zing and backbone.

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  • 1 ounce pear syrup, like Monin 
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 5 ounces ginger beer
  • Orange wheel, for garnish
  • Cherry, for garnish

In a Collins glass, mix together pear syrup and lime juice. Add ice, and top with ginger beer. Fold the orange slice around the cherry like a taco. Spear through with a toothpick, creating an orange flag. Use as garnish.

Punch It Up

Add 1½ ounces vodka.

Published on January 3, 2017
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Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email:

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