Have you found yourself looking for a new cocktail recipe but don’t know where to start? Maybe you have some ginger ale that you want to add to a cocktail and need some inspiration?
Or are you curious and want to know more? Whatever your question might be, we have the answer for you!
Ginger ale is a fantastic drink and one that works well with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. But finding a recipe that suits you and is full of flavor can be tricky.
You can spend hours and hours scrolling online, but never find one that suits you. You start to wonder if you will ever find a ginger ale cocktail recipe that suits you.
Well, no more! Today we have 20 of the best ginger ale cocktail recipes you will want to try! Just keep reading to find out more about these recipes to see which cocktail you will be adding to your repertoire today!
Let’s get into the list and take a look at these cocktails now.
1. Pimm’s Cup
First, we have this delicious Pimm’s cup, using some Pimm’s, ginger ale, and lemon juice! The drink is sweet and tangy thanks to the mixture of ginger ale and Pimms, making it a classic twist on the staple British summer drink!
To make this drink pop, you will want to add lots of fresh fruit to your glass or pitcher. Cucumber, mint, orange, lemon, and strawberry are the most commonly used. They give the drink a freshness and boost its appearance too!
Next, we have this sweet and sour drink, the hibiscus ginger punch! You get an almost floral taste too with this, it’s similar to the taste of cranberry, so if you like that you are sure to love this!
When making the drink, start with a ginger and hibiscus syrup (don’t worry the recipe tells you how to make it), some ginger ale, champagne, or sparkling wine. Garnish with some dried flowers too and you will feel like you are on vacation!
If you love a mojito, you are sure to love this cocktail! The addition of ginger ale and blackberries works super well with the mint and vodka, leaving you with a vibrant drink you will want to keep sipping!
The drink will taste sweet, but with a slight sour hint too! What we love about the recipe is you don’t need to add any sugar, as the fruit provides you with plenty of sweetness!
Rhubarb gin is a beautiful drink, but it can be hard to know what to pair it with. Well, try some ginger ale! The addition of ginger ale helps to mellow out the tart taste and leaves you with an invigorating cocktail!
This cocktail works well with some fresh oranges, strawberries, and apples too. Not only does it add to the sweetness of the drink, but makes it look gorgeous in the glass too! And if you don’t have any rhubarb gin to hand, you can make it yourself with some pink rhubarb, gin, and sugar!
This cocktail is super easy to make, with just two ingredients, whiskey, and ginger ale! To make it simply add the two to a glass and enjoy! The ginger ale will bring out the flavors in the whiskey without overpowering it.
Serve your whiskey ginger in a tumbler with some ice or whiskey stones to chill the drink to perfection!
That’s right, we have another super simple cocktail for you! This vodka and ginger ale involves some vodka and ginger ale, garnished with fresh lime. You can add some lime juice to the drink if you want, but it’s completely optional!
We think it tastes great with or without the lime, so there’s no need to panic if you forget to buy a lime or two!
If you like fresh and zesty cocktails, then this is the one for you! The blackberry Moscow mule uses Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale to give it a fruity finish. If you don’t have this, you can use some blackberry juice or syrup with your ginger ale.
We recommend adding some fresh berries too if you can to elevate the drink further! There isn’t too much alcohol in this drink, so you could add a blackberry-flavored spirit too if you wanted, the choice is yours!
This drink is super popular in the UK, so why not bring it across the pond, but with a twist? Typically the drink involves a pint of beer which is filled ⅔ with beer and topped with Sprite. In this cocktail, swap the Sprite for your ginger ale! It will taste fantastic! You can even swap the beer for a pale ale if you prefer.
It’s the ideal option for those that don’t want to drink too much but still enjoy the taste of their beer. You can add a squeeze of lime juice to it too to enhance the flavor.
If you want another simple cocktail, then this tequila and ginger ale is for you! The ginger ale adds a sweetness to the drink that works with the vanilla and oaky notes of tequila. With two simple ingredients, you can mix the drink to suit your tastes too.
If you want the taste of tequila to be stronger then add more tequila, or don’t fill the glass to the brim with ginger ale! Just make sure you are pacing yourself otherwise you might not be able to stand after a few of these!
If you are after a unique cocktail then try the Transfusion! It’s super refreshing and can be enjoyed anywhere, from nightclubs to golf clubs, where it is incredibly popular! The drink is full of bubbles, sweetness, and some spice from the ginger ale!
To make this drink, you will need some vodka, ginger ale, grape juice, and lime. All of these ingredients you are sure to find easily and the drink can be whipped together quickly. It’s served best in a highball with lots of ice.
11. Grumpy Old Man
That’s right, another super simple cocktail! The grumpy old man uses bourbon, ginger ale, and lime juice to create a sweet and tasty drink! If you find whiskey too harsh for you, then this is a cocktail you are sure to enjoy!
It isn’t overly sweet, or strong either, so it’s a good way to dip your toe into the world of whiskey! Plus the ginger ale gives it a little spicy kick you are sure to appreciate!
12. Dark And Stormy
If you like lime and some spice, then the dark and stormy is the drink for you! The ginger flavor will melt into the rum to create a spicy, but tasty drink that isn’t too strong! The addition of lime also makes it perfectly refreshing to enjoy in the sunshine (or any weather)!
It’s a super easy cocktail to make, mixing rum and ginger ale. We think the addition of lime works super well, as does plenty of ice to chill the drink to perfection.
This unique twist on the classic Long Island Iced Tea is sure to wow your friends and family at any party! You get a tangy sweet flavor and refreshing taste, all in a bright blue liquid, what more could you want?
Compared to other cocktails on the list, this has a few more ingredients, but most of them are pretty easy to find. The essential ingredient is the blue curacao, which provides a slight citrus flavor and a bright blue color! You can pick it up in most grocery stores or online and it shouldn’t cost you too much either.
14. Mimosa Mocktail
For those of you that fancy an alcohol-free cocktail, we haven’t forgotten you! Technically, it is a mocktail, but we think it still counts and has included it in our list today. Simply add some ginger ale to a tall glass of orange juice and you are good to go! Serve with a fresh orange slice and you are good to go!
Whether you are the designated driver, not in the mood to drink, or underage, you can still join in the fun with this mocktail! Why not add some fresh ginger too for some extra spice?
15. Shirley Temple
We couldn’t write a list of gin cocktails without including the most famous, the Shirly Temple! This mocktail is a sweet drink that kids and adults can enjoy at any party. Made with grenadine, lime juice, and some ginger ale it is sweet, bubbly, and packed full of flavor, what more could you ask for?
You can add some soda too if you want, but it is entirely optional! Compared to other recipes, this one isn’t overly sweet or syrupy, making it the perfect drink to enjoy at a party or with dinner.
If you love cranberries, this is the cocktail for you! Paired with some white rum, you can enjoy a fun and fruity cocktail that won’t be too sweet! Instead, you get a slightly sour taste too and some spice from the ginger ale, which we think works wonderfully.
Add some fresh cherries to the top of the glass too for a truly delicious cocktail! The recipe has two different methods you can follow too depending on the ingredients that you have, so you can make this drink easily, no matter what is in your pantry!
Next, we have this delicious and refreshing summer drink! The Kentucky lemonade offers a light and citrusy taste that isn’t overpowered by the booze! The recipe calls for you to make some lemonade by heating sugar and water until it is smooth and adding mind, lemon juice, and some tasty bourbon!
While this alone will taste tart, the addition of ginger ale will add some bubbles and spice that pairs perfectly with the bourbon. It’s the perfect drink for summertime sitting in a sunny garden!
This drink comes from Greyhound terminal restaurants and is made with vodka, sugar, and canned grapefruit juice. The recipe we have uses some fresh juices instead, but you can use ready-made ones if that is easier for you. Just look for those that are from concentrate and aren’t sweetened.
This drink is quite bitter and tart, so if you like sweet drinks it might not be the one for you. But if you enjoy a tart-tasting drink, we suggest making this today!
19. Dirty Shirley
If you like a Shirley Temple but want some alcohol, why not make it dirty with this dirty Shirley recipe? It’s super easy to make, mixing vodka with a glass of grenadine with ginger ale. In no time at all, you can enjoy a sweet cocktail with a hit of booze!
We like finishing ours off with a maraschino cherry on top to get some extra fruity flavor into the drink! Just make sure you don’t give this one to your children!
Finally, we have a twist on the classic Spanish drink! Sangria is the perfect addition to any party table, and this white wine is packed full of summer fruits for a refreshing taste! It’s ideal to take with you for a picnic too!
Simply combine your wine with lemon, lime, and orange juice before adding the fruits you want to include. Leave it in the refrigerator for 12 hours, or overnight, before you add some ginger ale and ice. It can take some time to prepare and chill but trust us, it is worth it!
And there you have it, 20 fantastic ginger ale cocktails you can create today! Most of these cocktails only have three ingredients, so you won’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy a delicious cocktail. They can also be made in large quantities easily, allowing you and your friends to enjoy a few glasses in the sunshine.
No matter the recipe you choose, we are sure you will love the cocktail that you make!
Frequently Asked Questions
Before you leave us today, check out our brief FAQ section to get the answers to your last-minute queries!
Can I Make A Ginger Ale Cocktail Alcohol Free?
Absolutely! It is super easy to make any of these cocktails alcohol-free. Simply swap the alcohol out for the alcohol-free version (like 0% wine), or omit them entirely. You can also swap them out for juices if you want, or use some of the mocktail recipes we included.
These days you can find an alcohol-free substitute for most spirits, so you can enjoy the cocktail without the hangover!
What Alcohol Works Well With Ginger Ale?
Lots of different alcohols work well with ginger ale including vodka, bourbon, rum, whiskey, white wine, and beer! You can also use ginger ale with gin, just be sure that any flavored gin has a flavor that works well with the spicy taste of your ginger ale.
There are so many fantastic combinations that you can use virtually any alcohol you have to enjoy a cocktail with ginger ale!