Not a whiskey fan? Think again! This refreshing, 3-ingredient Ginger Whiskey Cocktail recipe might just change your mind.
I’m a total whiskey fan. Some of my favorite whiskey cocktails are these Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktails, a classic Old Fashioned made with maple syrup and this Gold Rush Cocktail made with bourbon and Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur. But when I’m craving a super fast whiskey libation, nothing beats a long, tall glass of this Ginger Whiskey Cocktail.
Made with only three ingredients, this recipe for a Ginger Whiskey Cocktail couldn’t be simpler to throw together after a long day. Only have bourbon on hand in your liquor cabinet? Feel free to use either bourbon or whiskey here as both work equally well. (The only time I’m a stickler for a certain type of whiskey is when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around. Since everyone is a little bit Irish on March 17th, Irish whiskey is a must in this Ginger Whiskey Cocktail on St. Paddy’s Day.)
Not feeling the whiskey love? I know whiskey can be a bit polarizing. Either you love it (me, me, me!) or can’t stomach it (that would be Lisa). I like to think this Ginger Whiskey Cocktail is a happy medium for those non-whiskey lovers out there. The bubbly ginger ale mellows the whiskey and keeps the cocktail’s flavor light and bright. Stir in a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and your happy hour cocktail is good to go.
Ginger Whiskey Cocktail
- 2-3 ounces whiskey
- Ginger ale
- Lime wedge
- Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour whiskey into glass. Top with ginger ale. Squeeze and float a lime wedge in the glass.
The amount of whiskey can vary depending on your personal taste (and size of your glass). Pour in the amount that works for you!