Strawberry & Ginger Cooler


Absinthe Brasserie & Bar * San Francisco At the Belle Epoque–style Absinthe Brasserie, general manager and cocktail book author Jeff Hollinger serves up modern adaptations of 19th-century classic drinks. His Strawberry & Ginger Cooler is one of the few nonalcoholic refreshers on the menu. More Nonalcoholic Drinks

Strawberry & Ginger Cooler
Spicy and sweet, this tall mocktail calls for both fresh ginger and ginger beer. Photo: © Wendell T. Webber
1 drink


  • 2 large strawberries, sliced, plus 1 strawberry half

  • 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, chopped

  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup

  • Ice

  • 2 ounces fresh orange juice

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice

  • 2 ounces chilled ginger beer


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberry slices with the chopped ginger and Simple Syrup. Add ice and the orange and lime juices and shake well. Double strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Stir in the ginger beer and garnish with the strawberry half.

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