The R.B. Ginger (Rum & Ginger Cocktail with Cointreau)

December 18, 2018
3 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This cocktail, a riff on the Dark & Stormy, was inspired by one of 2018’s most acclaimed documentaries, RBG, which details the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This gingery, fizzy drink usually just calls for vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer; here, we swap the lime juice for lemon, muddle fresh ginger for a little bit of extra punch, and add a splash of Cointreau and simple syrup to balance those citrusy, zingy flavors.

Test Kitchen Notes

This was developed by our partner Cointreau and is featured in the story, Create Your Own Hollywood-Inspired Cocktail & Win a Trip to Cannes. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 ounces rum
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 coins fresh sliced ginger
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • candied ginger, for garnish
  1. Muddle ginger and simple syrup at the bottom of the shaker. Add rum, Cointreau, lemon, and ice. Shake and strain over ice. Top with ginger beer, and garnish with candied ginger.

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2 Reviews

Lune October 8, 2020
This was extremely yummy for girls night in - since we can't do girls night out... It didn't taste too gingery. Great Fall drink!
Spani B. January 7, 2019
no.. it doesn’t use vodka.
you also need to specify DARK rum.