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Is Ginger Beer Gluten-Free?

The ingredients required to make ginger beer do not include items with gluten which makes most ginger beers gluten-free. However, it’s always important to actually read the list of ingredients added to products to ensure you’re not taking an unnecessary risk to your health.

Any true ginger beer should be gluten-free as the ingredients which are ginger, water, and sugar, do not include gluten. If you or a loved one has a gluten allergy, gluten sensitivity, or just prefer to avoid gluten then you’re familiar with the gluten-free label that many grocery store items have. Looking for those labels on bottles and packaging would be another step to take as well.

If you’re at an event or party and you’re handed a bottle or can and you’re not sure, look for the gluten-free label or check the ingredients for any that contain gluten. The good news is that many ginger beers are gluten-free so there are lots of options.

Gluten-Free Ginger Beer Cocktail

We visited gluten-free sites as well as ginger beer manufacturer sites to create a list of every gluten-free ginger beer we can find. If you’re looking for a gluten-free ginger beer you’ll love, this is a great place to start.

Top Gluten-Free Ginger Beers

Best Gluten-Free Ginger Beer Cocktails

If your goal is to make a gluten-free mixed drink, it’s important to know what distilled spirits and liqueurs are also gluten-free. These are the liquors that are safe bets to use to mix with your ginger beer for a truly gluten-free cocktail. Each one of these recipes makes a delicious gluten-free cocktail with ginger beer. Looking for a mocktail? Ginger beer, lime, and simple syrup make for a sweet and sugary treat.

Gluten-free Ginger beer cocktail

If you have rum: 

Dark ‘N Stormy

  • 2 oz of rum
  • ½ oz of lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Garnish with lime

If you have brandy:

French mule

  • 1-1/2oz of brandy
  • ½ oz of lime
  • ½ oz of simple syrup
  • 2 dashes of aromatic bitters
  • 2-1/2 oz of ginger beer

If you have tequila:

Mexican Mule

  • 2oz tequila
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 4oz ginger beer
  • Garnish with lime

If you have Chopin or Tito’s vodka:

Moscow Mule

  • 1-½ oz vodka
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • Garnish with lime

If you have Cold River or Schramm Organic gin:


  • 2 oz vodka
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • Garnish with lime

If you have Queen Jennie Whiskey:

Irish Mule

  • 2 oz of whiskey
  • 6 oz ginger beer
  • Juice half of lime
  • Garnish with lime