Sometimes you accidentally stumble upon a great concoction and create a Feisty Pony. But you can’t think of a catchy name, so you tell your bud it’s gingery, with a hint of flowery. And an inkling of lime and mint. And you mention that it’s spicy, depending on the ginger beer you use, and she calls it the Feisty Pony. A tip of the hat to a mule, only better.
This gin drink really sparkles with the type of ginger beer that you add, and in what volume. I used a really gingery and spicy one, from Aldi of all places! It’s non-alcoholic, so you have much more drink. Perfect for a summer day. Or in winter. Another winner with ginger beer is the Suffering Bastard!
Feisty Pony Gin Refresher
- 2 Oz. Gin
- 1 Oz. Elderflower liqueur
- 6 Oz. Ginger beer
- Lime to squeeze and garnish
- Mint to garnish
- In your cocktail shaker, combine your gin, elderflower, and ice.
- Shake it up!
- Pour into your Collins glass over crushed ice.
- Top with ginger beer, a squeeze of lime, amd mint.
Make the Feisty Pony a mocktail!
It’s easy to take this cocktail and turn it into something equally delicious, without the booze.
Substitute the gin with Seedlips. This amazing drink ads the flavors and botanicals of gin, without the alcohol.
The elderflower liqueur, like St. Germaine, can easily become elderflower syrup adding flavor with a potential hangover.
Use non-alcoholic ginger beer. And for pete’s sake, make sure your lime is virgin, too.
Other ways to mix this gin refresher up!
Add more elderflower to let the sweetness cut into the ginger snap. You can reduce the gin if you do this.
Add some simple syrup instead of more elderflower liqueur if you want some sweetness.
You could also add a hint of lime juice or even more if you want to bring out a ginger mule sort of vibe.