Refreshing and crisp, these 25 ginger ale cocktails will take you to a whole new level of 21+ enjoyment!
It’s time to give your Ginger Ale bottle a new spin!
For a while now, ginger ale has been a staple in the beverage industry.
Drinks made with ginger ale, which date back to the 1850s, have long been a popular choice for thirsty cocktail drinkers.
Ginger ale is a fizzy, sweet beverage, flavored with ginger root, and it enhances the flavor of any cocktail it’s added to.
Using regular ginger ale results in a slightly sweeter and mildly ginger-spiced beverage.
(Ginger beer is a bit different, in that even the nonalcoholic variety has a much stronger ginger flavor than ginger ale.)
Everything from the classy Cosmopolitan Party Punch to the luscious White Sangria, we’ll have something for you!
Then there’s the Tequila & Ginger Ale if you prefer something a little more warming.
As for #24, prepare yourself for an incredible cocktail experience!
Whether you prefer it straight up (on the rocks, natch) or in a cocktail, ginger ale can go great with just about anything.
With that in mind, here are the finest ginger ale cocktails we could find on the web!
Whiskey and Ginger Ale is a great pairing: the spiciness of the liquor melds with the subtle sweetness and bubbliness of the ale.
Adding a splash of ginger ale to a whiskey cocktail is a great way to bring out the flavor of both the liquor and the beverage.
Just add some ice cubes and freshly squeezed lime, and you’re ready to go!
2. Gin Buck
Ginger pairs marvelously with the botanicals in gin.
A light, herbaceous blend that isn’t overly sugary is what you get in this beverage.
Depending on your personal preferences, you may want to experiment with different ratios of gin and ginger ale.
This drink will make you feel as though it was love on a first sip!
It has a delightful fruity-herbal flavor mixture
While Pimm’s is similar to iced tea and apple juice in terms of flavor, it adds some warmth and sweetness to this cocktail.
With its pleasant flavor and lightness, it’s ideal for summertime parties or picnics.
This Champagne Punch is the perfect way to bring a little Christmas cheer to your dinner table!
Bubbly wine is ideal for making punch because of its bubbles.
It looks delectable, and it tastes even better thanks to the addition of tart cranberries and ginger ale to the sparkling wine.
With each sip, the drink becomes even more refreshing!
Simply adding whiskey to ginger ale creates one spectacular drink!
The bubbly ginger ale in this Rye Whiskey Highball brings out the spiciness of the rye whiskey’s flavor even more.
With a tinge of warmth, these two flavors harmoniously flow together in your mouth.
It’s like they were meant to be together!
This Kentucky Lemonade cocktail is a sweet, tangy, and exciting drink that has a whiskey edge to it.
Ginger ale adds a hint of cloying sugariness to this drink, while mint-bourbon mix gives it an authentic Kentucky flavor.
It’s a simple yet scrumptious way to spruce up a warm-weather drink.
This elegant martini-like beverage will transport your guests to an upscale bar with its brilliant pink hue and zesty ingredients.
The fusion of vodka, citrus, and cranberry juice gives this cosmo punch its trademark tart, bright, and fruity hints, plus the elegant fizz from ginger ale.
Large-batch cocktails like this Cosmopolitan Party Punch are excellent for gatherings.
When combined with plenty of ice, fizz, and a hefty swig of booze, the Transfusion is the ideal drink for sipping al fresco.
Transfusion is a vodka-based cocktail with fresh lime juice, ginger ale, and grape juice.
You’ll love the blend of tastes in this drink: tangy, sweet, and crisp, with a bit of spicy ginger and musky notes from the grape juice.
The name “Grumpy Old Man” is a bit of a misnomer for such a fabulous cocktail!
The caramel and vanilla tones of the bourbon provide depth and complexity to the ginger ale’s gentle spice.
You can still taste the bourbon, but it isn’t overpoweringly dominating in this drink.
For bourbon connoisseurs, this is a must-try cocktail.
10. Moscow Mule
Is it possible to make a Moscow Mule with ginger ale in place of ginger beer?
It’s a resounding yes!
While ginger beer is traditionally used in this recipe, the syrupy palatableness of ginger ale pairs nicely with the lime juice and the zing of the vodka to create a wholly unique drinking sensation.
To keep things authentic, serve a Moscow Mule in a copper mug for maximum effect.
Wait until you try this spruced-up version of whiskey; you’ll be glad you did!
It’s got a citrus zing and a hint of spice that goes flawlessly with the smooth whiskey, and the ginger ale adds a lively note.
Plus, a squeeze of fresh orange juice gives it a little extra zip.
It’s the perfect drink for the holidays, whether it’s Christmas, Thanksgiving, or just for fun!
You’ll be hooked on this drink as soon as you take your first sip!
The tastes of ginger, berries, and lime accentuate the tequila’s punch in an exciting way!
Cocktails like Diablo benefit from the addition of Creme de Cassis, which imparts a rich, fruity flavor and aroma.
Simply add the ingredients to a highball glass filled with ice, and you’re good to go.
13. White Sangria
It’s time to get creative with your favorite fruits!
Once you’ve finished the drink, these are excellent for snacking on because they’ve absorbed the flavor.
Because it can be done in advance and stored in the refrigerator, this White Sangria cocktail is a time-saving gem.
Pour some ginger ale on top if you’d like a little extra sugariness.
14. Cranberry Shandy
Shady fans will enjoy this new take on the classic cranberry-ginger combination.
This shandy is flavored with a mildly spiced Ginger ale and tangy-fruity cranberry.
Cranberry is the primary flavor in this beer cocktail, which is further enhanced by bright bursts of fresh orange and ginger.
As a final touch, the whole thing is finished off with a beer.
It’s for the tequila fanatics out there!
The vanilla and oaky flavors of tequila are unexpectedly well-matched by the sweet, softly effervescent ale.
It imparts a touch of sweetness, which, in turn, helps the tequila run more smoothly.
It’s a great low-alcohol way to indulge in a crisp and sparkling tequila drink!
16. Rum & Ginger Ale
Fresher than the classic Dark and Stormy with a milder ginger taste and an uplifting twist.
The rum is often layered on top and as the rum slowly blends, it resembles a stormy sky— so cool!
When making Rum & Ginger Ale, you can use any rum.
The drinks are so diverse that you’ll get something new with every rum variety.
This Cranberry Ginger Ale Punch, served in your nicest cocktail glasses, is sure to impress your holiday guests.
Lime and Ginger Ale add a pop of flavor, while the rum adds a touch of warmth.
For a fun twist, make your drink festive and cold by garnishing it with some frozen cranberries instead of ice cubes!
Cranberries lend a perfect hue for the holiday season!
When making a blackberry mojito, carefully muddle the mint and blackberries.
Gently muddling them will ensure that their flavors will be released without any harshness or bitterness being added to the beverage.
It’s aromatic, sharp, and luscious, with just a hint of juicy berry flavor.
This Blackberry Mojito will transport you from your backyard to the tropics!
I find this mixture to be quite enticing, even though rhubarb isn’t something I have on hand very often!
Delightful and zesty notes abound in Rhubarb Gin, which is flowery in taste and delicately flavored.
Rhubarb and ginger aren’t overpowering flavors; it’s light and gently sweet.
That, combined with ginger ale, results in an extremely enlivening cocktail.
20. Christmas Punch
So much of the magic of the holidays may be found in the simple pleasures of a holiday-themed punch recipe—Christmas Punch!
This delectable concoction of soda and fruit juices can be served with or without booze and is sure to delight.
It’s a stunning complement to any holiday breakfast or dinner, and it tastes great too!
People are drawn to this drink because of its nice, crisp taste and simple appearance.
However, the color is what actually sets this drink apart!
Make this Blue Lagoon Cocktail, and you’ll be dreaming of a tropical vacation in no time!
Let’s re-create this childhood favorite in a more grown-up form!
The Dirty Shirley, as it’s known, is a classic Shirley Temple cocktail that’s been spiked with booze.
The syrupy drink has no bitters, brown liquors, citrus, or other frills of taste.
Vodka is usually the go-to spirit!
The Dirty Shirley’s sweet-on-sweet tastes are contrasted by sour cherries.
Strawberries are more than just a sweets favorite.
Here we have sweet strawberries doused in bourbon that makes the flavors set and meld flawlessly.
Every sip of bourbon-soaked strawberries laced with a dash of ginger leaves a lasting impression.
A late spring or summer celebration is guaranteed to be a resounding success with this drink!
Despite its simplicity, this drink boasts an impressive flavor.
Using peach liquor in this cocktail creates a flavor with a tinge of tartness and long-lasting sweetness.
Its aroma is like a freshly-cut peach!
A parade of flavors awaits with the addition of tequila, cranberry juice, and ginger ale: fruity, clean, and crisp.
This exquisite drink is a little bit of heaven in a glass!
The Ginger Rogers is the ideal drink to sip on when lounging poolside.
Not to mention that mint, gin, fresh lemon juice, and ginger ale are excellently matching to one another’s flavor.
It’s slightly carbonated, and the gin gives it a unique herbaceous flavor and a touch of heat.
If you’re looking to soothe your thirst while still showing off your sun-kissed tan, this soothing drink is for you!
The bottom line
This collection of ginger ale cocktails is excellent if you’re seeking different ways to enjoy your ginger ale.
It shows that Ginger Ale is more than just a bubbly beverage; it is also a great mixer.
If you’ve got lots of fresh ginger you want to keep, here’s how to freeze ginger.
Have a wonderful time mixing, and be well, friends!
- Whiskey & Ginger Ale
- Gin Buck
- The Pimm's Cup
- Champagne Punch
- Ginger Ale Highball
- Kentucky Lemonade
- Cosmopolitan Party Punch
- Grumpy Old Man
- Moscow Mule
- Ginger Orange Spice Cocktail
- White Sangria
- Cranberry Shandy
- Tequila & Ginger Ale Cocktail
- Rum & Ginger Ale
- Cranberry Ginger Ale Punch
- Blackberry Mojito
- Rhubarb Gin & Ginger Ale
- Christmas Punch
- Blue Lagoon Cocktail
- Dirty Shirly Temple
- Strawberry Ginger Smash
- Tipsy Texan Cocktail
- The Ginger Rogers
- Find your favorite recipe from our Ginger Ale Cocktails list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start mixin' and make us proud!