This year, connecting with friends and family has never been more essential. Creating memorable moments calls for special ingredients, which is where the premium line of carbonated mixers from Fever-Tree comes in. 

The six refreshing cocktail recipes here are inspired by classic winter favourites with a Fever-Tree twist – each features Fever-Tree’s delicious, spicy ginger concoctions, including Ginger Ale, Smoky Ginger Ale, Spiced Orange Ginger Ale, and Refreshingly Light Ginger Beer. Here’s to cozying up with a great-tasting drink by a roaring fire, with friends far and soon to be near again.


1. GINGER COGNAC

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Ale 
  • ¼ Cognac
  • Plenty of ice
  • Gourmet cherries

METHOD: 

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes and pour in the measure of cognac. Slowly pour in the Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Ale, give a gentle stir, and garnish with gourmet cherries.

2. MOSCOW MULE

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Ginger Beer
  • ¼ Premium Vodka 
  • Ice
  • Juice of 1 lime

METHOD: 

Squeeze the lime juice into a Mule mug (an Old-Fashioned glass will do) and drop in the spent rind. Fill until overflowing with ice cubes and pour in the vodka. Finish with the Premium Ginger Beer and serve with a stirring rod.

Cocktail aficionados will insist that it must be served in a copper mug for the authentic drinking experience!

3. GINGER MARGARITA

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Ginger Beer 
  • ¼ Tequila
  • 1 squeeze lime juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • Coarse salt
  • Lime wedge

METHOD: 

Rim a small serving glass with fresh lime juice and dip in coarse salt. Add tequila, lime juice, Refreshingly Light Ginger Beer, simple syrup, and ice. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge.

4. PERFECT STORM

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ Fever-Tree Refreshingly
  • Light Ginger Beer
  • ¼ Dark Rum 
  • Lots of fresh ice
  • Limes

METHOD: 

Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in dark rum (can be spiced) and add a generous squeeze of fresh lime juice. Then pour the Refreshingly Light Fever-Tree Ginger Beer and garnish with a lime wheel.

5. RYE & SPICED

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ Fever-Tree Spiced Orange Ginger Ale
  • ¼ Canadian Whisky
  • Plenty of Ice
  • Slice of Orange

METHOD: 

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes and pour in the measure of whisky. Slowly pour in the Fever-Tree Spiced Orange Ginger Ale, give a gentle stir, and garnish with a fresh slice of orange.

6. SMOKY GINGER

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ Fever-Tree Smoky Ginger Ale
  • ¼ Vodka
  • Plenty of ice
  • Cinnamon stick

METHOD: 

Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the measure of vodka. Slowly pour in the Fever-Tree Smoky Ginger Ale, give a gentle stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick.


Fever-Tree was first established in Britain back in 2003, when founders Tim Warrillow and Charles Rolls noticed people were becoming more sophisticated about choosing high-quality spirits, but then drowning them in poor-quality mixers. They reasoned that if three-quarters of your drink is mixer, shouldn’t it be the best? Thus Fever-Tree was born.

The unrivalled taste and quality of Fever-Tree products is the result of focusing from the start on procuring the finest ingredients from natural sources. 

The company’s first product, Premium Indian Tonic Water, is formulated using the finest quinin, which they harvest from the bark of cinchona trees found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the 1600s, with the world plagued by malaria-carrying mosquitos, a Jesuit monk called Agostino discovered that native Indians who would chew the cinchona bark when they had a fever would see their fever subside. In the 1800s, the first “Indian Tonic Waters” were created when British soldiers stationed in India mixed their daily ration of quinine with a spoonful of sugar along with some local spices and citrus. The remarkable cinchona is known colloquially in India as the fever tree, inspiring the company’s distinctive name. 

Over the years, innovation has been at the heart of the company, and the two founders continued to search the world for other premium ingredients. The company is committed to sourcing only the highest quality ingredients: ginger from the Ivory Coast, India and Nigeria; bitter orange from Mexico; and lemons from the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily.

Fever-Tree products contain no artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours, and are GMO-free. The makers’ dedication to purity and quality sets their mixers apart from other everyday mixers on the market, which often contain high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners.

In Canada, Fever-Tree’s full portfolio includes 14 different mixers, all carefully formulated to bring out the flavours of the finest spirits. The selection ranges from award-winning tonics, including the recently introduced Refreshingly Light Cucumber Tonic, to ginger ales and ginger beers, club soda, and sparkling lemonade. You can find Fever-Tree at leading retailers, bars, and restaurants across the country.