The simple yet delicious whiskey ginger is a great go-to cocktail that comes together in minutes and relies on just three ingredients. You can of course dress up this whiskey cocktail with some fresh mint, but the combination of whiskey, ginger ale and lime truly can’t be beat.
This whiskey cocktail is:
- Easy to make
- Quick to make
- Slightly sweet
How to make a whiskey ginger
I can’t stress this enough—a whiskey ginger is so simple! Which is part of it’s charm. It can be as casual or as festive as you wish. It really comes down to how you present it.
What you’ll need:
- ginger ale
- lime (or lemon) wedges
- high ball glasses
Here’s how simple it is to make:
- Fill a High ball glass with ice.
- Pour whiskey and ginger ale over ice; give it a stir.
- Squeeze a lime (or lemon) wedge over top; drop squeezed wedge into glass.
What type of whiskey is best for a whiskey ginger?
The best whiskey for this cocktail is Tincup (it’s light and refreshing). However, it totally depends on what you’re trying to achieve.
If you’re going for a classic version of this cocktail, then Jameson is your booze of choice.
Want it a bit sweeter and spicier? Use Bulleit Bourbon.
Add a note of nuttines and opt for Knob Creek.
Make it more ginger-y and use Virgil Kaine Infused Ginger Bourbon or Rebell Yell Ginger Whiskey.
More whiskey cocktails you may like…
- Blood Orange Boston Sour
- Apple Bourbon Smash
- Fig Infused Bourbon
- Classic Manhattan (batch)
- Classic Old-Fashioned
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- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
- Category: Drinks/ Cocktails
- Method: No-cook
- Cuisine: American
A simple 3-ingredient whiskey cocktail that’s slightly sweet and a bit citrusy!
- 1 ½ ounces whiskey
- 3 ounces ginger ale
- Lime wedges
Fill a highball glass with ice.
Pour whiskey over ice.
Top whiskey with ginger ale and give it a brief stir.
Squeeze a lime wedge into the glass then drop the wedge into the glass and serve.
Optional: muddle a few pieces of mint with a dash of sugar in the bottom of your glass before filling with ice for an herby upgrade.
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- Calories: 135
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 6mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 7f
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: ginger whiskey, whiskey ginger, whiskey ginger ale