10 Ginger Ale Cocktails That Pack the Perfect Punch

Ginger Ale Cocktail

Ginger ale cocktails are among the most refreshing drinks because of their bubbly textures and light flavors. Perfect drinks to substitute your afternoon sodas or teas with and just as easy to make, many of these ginger ale cocktails only require a few ingredients and a couple of minutes to prepare. So, it's time to stock up on your favorite brand of the fizzy liquid and get to mixing one of these ten different ginger ale drinks recipes.

Blood Orange Foghorn

A modern variation of the classic Foghorn cocktail, this recipe uses blood orange gin to infuse a rich, citrus flavor into the drink.

Blood Orange Foghorn Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces blood orange gin
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice and gin.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with the ginger ale.

Bourbon Peach Slush

This cocktail is absolutely divine to drink on hot summer days because it emulates a grown-up slushy. For extra sweetness, add more sugar than specified.

Bourbon Peach Slush Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce sugar
  • ½ cup frozen peaches
  • 2 ounces ginger ale
  • 1 ounce bourbon

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Pour the mixture into a tall glass and serve.

Cherry Bomb Cocktail

Not to be confused with the legendary classic rock anthem, this cocktail combines lime juice, grenadine, rum, and ginger ale for a warm and fruity drink.

Cherry Bomb Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine syrup
  • 2 ounces rum
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale
  • 1 maraschino cherry for garnish
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, grenadine, and rum.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a collins glass filled with ice and top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with cherries and a lemon wedge and serve.

Cranapple Highball Ginger Ale Cocktail

The traditional high ball combines whiskey with some sort of bubbly ingredient, like ginger ale, and this cranapple highball elevates the original recipe by adding both apple and cranberry juice to the winning combination.

Cranapple High Ball Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce apple juice
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce whiskey
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the apple juice, cranberry juice, and whiskey.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice and top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.

Dirty Shirley Temple

Meant for those afternoons when you're reminiscing about the soda shop drinks your grandparents used to make for you, this Dirty Shirley Temple adds vodka to the regular nonalcoholic recipe for an easy, nostalgic drink.

Dirty Shirley Temple Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the grenadine and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice and top with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with a cherry.

El Diablo

The El Diablo is an interesting cocktail which incorporates a lesser known ingredient - crème de cassis - to its lime juice, tequila, and ginger ale mixture.

El Diablo Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce crème de cassis
  • 1½ ounces tequila
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, crème de cassis, and tequila.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice and top with ginger ale.

Gin Buck

Another classic cocktail, the Gin Buck resembles the highball in that it only requires you to combine two simple ingredients - gin and ginger ale.

Gin Buck Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Ginger ale
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass filled with ice, pour the gin and top with ginger ale.
  2. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Gingersnap Cocktail

For a spicy, autumn cocktail, try this gingersnap recipe which combines fall spices with lemon juice, simple syrup, ginger, vodka, and ginger ale.

Ginger Snap Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ tsp grated ginger
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, simple syrup, grated ginger, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice and top with ginger ale.

Irish Mule

For a quick way to switch up the regular Moscow Mule, try substituting Irish whiskey as the drink's spirit.

Irish Mule

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale
  • 1 mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice and Irish whiskey.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a copper mug full of ice.
  4. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a mint sprig.

Presbyterian

This traditional highball combines scotch whiskey and ginger ale into the perfect gentlemen's drink.

Presbyterian Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Scotch whisky
  • Ginger ale

Instructions

  1. In a collins glass filled with ice, pour in the scotch.
  2. Top with ginger ale.

Tasty Ginger Ale Cocktails

Ginger ale has been a longtime favorite drink ingredient for fans of easy cocktails, who don't want to have to rummage around for six different juices and nine kitchen tools to create a drink. So, for those times when you're in a pinch or running behind, try out one of these drinks with ginger ale to help you get the quickest and easiest refresher.

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