Top 10 Recipes for Homemade Ginger Ale Cocktails and Drinks

What is Ginger Ale

Ginger Ale is a ginger-flavored carbonated soft drink found in two varieties with one having an intense golden tinge while the other is pale yellow. Ginger ale is made of water, sugar and natural or artificial ginger flavorings. It is gluten-free and does not have caffeine, with each 1-fl oz serving containing as little as 10 calories.

The following list contains a few of the best drinks with drink names and ideas of making cocktails using ginger ale! Try them at home.

How to Make the Best Ginger Ale Hard Drinks (with Ingredients)

Ginger Ale Drinks

1. ‘Kiss of Cleopatra’ Tequila-Ginger Ale Dessert Drinks

This drink can be a healthy after-dinner appetizer and can be a good relief for upset stomach, nausea, acid reflux, hangover-headache, etc.
Use a muddler to roughly crush 1-2 fresh sage and mint sprigs with 1 tsp lime juice. To this, add ½ oz of each of tequila, mango nectar, and pineapple juice. Now add a pinch of cayenne and ground ginger, each, to this mix. Add ice cubes and fill the rest with Kirks dry ginger ale.  Garnish with pineapple chunk, a small scoop of sour cream and a tbsp of vanilla ice cream. Tastes yummy!

Kiss of Cleopatra Tequila-Ginger Ale Dessert Appetizer

2. Sour Black Homemade Bar-Drink with Rum & Gin

Get an old-fashioned beer mug and fill it with 1½ oz of gin, ½ oz lemon juice, and Captain Morgan spiced black rum, each, and the rest with Seagram’s or Schweppes ginger ale. Serve with lemon and ice cubes.

Soury Black Homemade Bar-Drink with Rum & Gin

3. Ginger Ale-based Cocktail with Vodka & Amaretto

Make a cup of fresh orange juice (using your juicer or mixer) and refrigerate for 15 minutes. In the meantime, fill a cocktail glass with ice cubes and add 1 oz Disaronno Originale (or pure amaretto), 2 oz vodka and 3 oz Bruce Cost or Drambuie ginger ale. Add the chilled orange juice. Stir with a spoon and serve with a dash of grenadine and  rind of an orange.

Ginger Ale-based Cocktail Recipe with Vodka & Amaretto


4. Beer Mixed Chiller Drink with Ginger Ale

Just mix equal portions of champagne (or white wine), ginger beer and Not Your Father’s ginger ale. Float ice cubes and drink.
[Ginger beer is a good alcohol to mix with ginger ale. But if you want it even more towards the non-alcoholic side, replace champagne or beer with any soft drink or energy drink Red Bull, Pepsi or Diet Coke.]

Beer Mixed Chiller Drink with Ginger Ale

5. Carbonated Bitter Party Alcoholic Drink Using Ginger Ale

Fill a glass with a few dashes of bitters, 1½ oz Hennessy Cognac, and the rest with a combination of chilled soda and ginger ale (quantity, to taste). Enjoy with lime wedges and ice cubes.

Carbonated Bitter Party Alcoholic Drink Using Ginger Ale

6. ‘Purple Pleasure’ Girly Fruit-Punch Christmas Cocktails

Arrange glasses and pour 1½ oz of each of vodka, blue curacao and cranberry juice (or, grapefruit or raspberry juice) in each one. Mix thoroughly. Hand crush a few basil leaves and throw them into the glass. Fill the remaining portion with chilled Blenheim ginger ale. Garnish with a slice of cucumber or cherry and serve them your friends.

Purple Pleasure Girly Fruit-Punch Christmas Cocktails

7. Ginger Ale & Bourbon Whiskey Summer Holiday Hard Drink Recipe

Take a highball glass and fill it quarter way with ice. To this add 1½ oz peppermint schnapps and 2 oz whiskey. Fill the rest with ginger ale (like Vernors – the oldest surviving US brand). Serve chilled.
[For this recipe, we recommend Bourbon or Scotch whiskies. However, you can use any liqueur whiskey brand including Fireball, Jameson, or Jack Daniels.]

Ginger Ale & Bourbon Whiskey Summer Holiday Hard Drink

8. Easy Sweet-n-Sour Ginger Ale ‘Sake’ Cocktail

In a tall glass, put a few ice cubes. Pour 3½ oz Japanese sake and 2½ oz ginger ale. Add a few drops of plain sugar syrup and fresh lemon juice, and stir mix. Serve chilled with thin cross sections cucumber.

Easy Sweet-n-Sour Ginger Ale Sake Cocktail

9. Fruity Ginger Afternoon Drink with Cranberry & Ginger Ale

Pour an ounce of each of peach schnapps, triple sec, cranberry juice, and Canada Dry green tea-induced ginger ale over ice in a cocktail glass. Add a dash of fresh ginger juice. Float some ice and garnish with fresh cranberries.

Fruity Ginger Afternoon Drink with Cranberry & Ginger Ale

10. Simple 2-Ingredient Ginger Ale Instant Shot Drinks

In a punch bowl, mix 1 bottle of brandy and Red Rock ginger ale, each, along with ice. Serve in shot glasses and shoot in.

Simple 2-Ingredient Ginger Ale Instant Shot Drinks

Like we discussed earlier, you can also experiment with a variety of cocktails and mixes with ginger ale, and even other common cocktail (hard drink) recipes like mojito, sangria, etc., and you will feel the difference and the health benefits of this beverage only after drinking it yourself, and sharing with your friends and folks! Go ahead and rejoice!

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