Recipes and Cooking Ginger Date Cooler Be the first to rate & review! Muddling a Medjool date adds natural sweetness, while fresh lime adds tartness and balance. Cumin, pepper, and ginger beer give this cocktail (or mocktail) a spicy kick. By Juliana Hale Juliana Hale Juliana Hale is a senior culinary specialist in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen with 20 years of experience in recipe testing and development. She works closely with AllRecipes, Forks Over Knives, Midwest Living, and Traditional Home overseeing testing in the test kitchen for those titles. Juli is an expert in all fields of cooking, but is particularly geeky about mixology and has taught her class, Fun with Sours, to internal staff and the AllRecipes Allstars. She holds an associate's degree in culinary arts and a bachelor's degree in food and beverage service management from the New England Culinary Institute. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 22, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Passano Hands On Time: 5 mins Stand Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 1 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 tablespoon (1 1/2 oz.) lime juice 1 Medjool date, pitted Pinch fine sea salt Pinch ground cumin Pinch black pepper Ice cubes 3 tablespoon (1 1/2 oz.) gin (optional) 6 ounce ginger beer, chilled Mint sprig and/or lime slice Directions In a cocktail shaker combine first five ingredients (through pepper). Let stand 5 minutes. Muddle until date is well-mashed. Add ice and gin (if using). Cover and shake until very cold. Double strain into an ice-filled pint glass. Top with ginger beer; stir gently. Serve with a mint sprig and/or lime slice. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 171 Calories 45g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 1 Calories 171 % Daily Value * Sodium 148mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 45g 16% Total Sugars 40g Protein 1g Vitamin C 14.1mg 71% Calcium 27mg 2% Iron 0.6mg 3% Potassium 234mg 5% Folate, total 10.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.