Yield: 2 cocktails

Donner and Blitzen: A Ginger Brandy Cocktail

Donner and Blitzen: A Ginger Brandy Cocktail

A festive time of year calls for a festive cocktail, right? Donner and Blitzen: A Ginger Brandy Cocktail makes a lovely addition to your holiday cocktail party... Combine ginger syrup, brandy, pomegranate molasses, and pomegranate juice with ice in your cocktail shaker, pour into your favorite glassware, top off with ginger beer, and a few shakes of orange bitters. Garnish with an orange slice, and crystallized ginger. Bellissimo!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  • orange slices
  • crystallized ginger


  1. Add brandy, ginger syrup,pomegranate juice and molasses, and bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously.
  2. Pour into glasses (we like coupe glasses). Top off with chilled ginger beer.
  3. Garnish with thinly sliced orange and candied/crystallized ginger.


If you don't wish to make your ginger syrup, good commercial ginger syrup is pretty widely available, and I included a link above to one from Amazon.com.

Ginger beer can be both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. We like an ale (alcoholic) ginger beer. Use your favorite.

Calories are an approximation only (from MyFitnessPal.com) and based on 2 ounces Crabbie's Ginger Beer and 1/4 teaspoon Fee Orange Bitters. I did not include garnishes as they vary.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193