Ginger Date Cooler

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.

tall cocktail glass of Ginger Date Cooler with mint sprig and lime wedge
Photo: Brie Passano
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 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


  1. In a cocktail shaker combine first five ingredients (through pepper). Let stand 5 minutes.

  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
45g Carbs
1g Protein
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.

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