Recipes and Cooking 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. By Juliana Hale 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.