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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.

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.

Gluten-Free Ginger Beers

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