Ginger Liqueur

Packing a Moscow-Sized Punch

Ginger has taken off in the mixology world, thanks in large part to the growing popularity of the Moscow Mule. This recipe gives you a versatile and potent liqueur to add that distinct snap of ginger to any of your own concoctions and provides a starting block for new interpretations of everyone’s favorite copper-mugged libation.


First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients: 1 cup fresh ginger root, 1 vanilla bean (split), 1 bottle Everclear®(750 mL), 3 cups sugar and 3 cups filtered water. The sugar and water will be used to make simple syrup once your infusion is finished. If you need something more in-depth, check out our easy simple syrup instructions.

Using the edge of a spoon, scrape the skin away from the ginger root. Then roughly chop into small pieces until you have a cup. Combine your chopped ginger, vanilla bean and Everclear in a large, sealable container. Let steep in a cool, dry place for 24 hours. Remove the vanilla bean, then let steep for another 7-10 days or to taste.

Once infused to your liking, strain out ginger using a fine mesh strainer or coffee filter. Combine strained infusion with simple syrup in a 1:1 ratio. Mix thoroughly, then bottle and enjoy.

This recipe is more potent in flavor than most liqueurs, but is also used in smaller quantities. An ounce, or even half-ounce, will likely give your cocktail the wallop you desire.


1 cup Fresh ginger
1 Vanilla bean, split
1 bottle EVERCLEAR® Grain Alcohol (750 mL)
3 cups Sugar
3 cups Filtered water


  1. Using the edge of a spoon, scrape the skin from the ginger root and roughly chop into small slices.
  2. Combine ginger, Everclear® and vanilla bean in a large, sealable container.
  3. Let steep for 24 hours, remove the vanilla bean, then let steep for another 7-10 days.
  4. Once steeped, strain the infusion using a fine mesh strainer or coffee filter.
  5. Combine the water and sugar in a pan over heat to make simple syrup. Let cool.
  6. Combine cooled simple syrup and infusion. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Bottle and enjoy.


If you want even more of that distinct ginger punch, you can double the amount of ginger and/or let it steep for 14 days rather than 7-10.

Prep: 15 min. Steep: 8-11 days
40% Alc./Vol. (80 Proof)
If using Everclear® 151: 31.75% Alc./Vol. (63.5 Proof)
Yield: About 48 oz.