Tart Cherry Ginger Cooler Recipe

Tart Cherry Ginger Cooler

A refreshing summer drink that adds a little bit of flair to ginger ale with fresh ginger infused tart cherry reduction.

Course beverages, Drinks
Cuisine dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword ginger cooler, tart cherry ginger
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Total Yield 3 drinks
Calories Per Serving 72 kcal
Author Yup, it's Vegan


  • 1 cup tart cherry juice
  • 1 1/4-inch slice fresh ginger
  • 1 and 1/2 cups ginger ale


  1. Stir together the tart cherry juice and ginger in a saucepan (nonstick will work best), and cook over medium heat until combined. Reduce to medium-low, and simmer uncovered. You want the heat to be just high enough that the simmer is nice and steady.

  2. Cook for 20-30 minutes (depending on temperature and surface area), or until the mixture is thickened and reduced by more than half. As it gets thicker, check it more frequently, to avoid burning. Remove the mixture from the heat and take out the ginger slice. The reduction will thicken more as it cools.

  3. To each glass, add some ice, about 1/2 cup cold ginger ale, and about 2 tablespoons to taste of the tart cherry reduction. Enjoy cold.

Nutrition Facts
Tart Cherry Ginger Cooler
Amount Per Serving (1 drink)
Calories 72
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.