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Jameson & Ginger Ale

Jameson & Ginger Ale is a refreshingly uncomplicated drink that’s perfect for any occasion. This classic Irish mix effortlessly combines the smooth richness of Jameson whiskey with the stimulating crispness of ginger ale, creating a flavor profile that’s both satisfying and straightforward.

jameson & ginger ale cocktail with lime

The allure of the Jameson & Ginger Ale cocktail lies in its impeccable balance of sweet and spicy notes. The whiskey’s velvety smoothness intertwines seamlessly with the effervescence of ginger ale, creating a taste that’s both familiar and distinctive.

As you savor each sip, revel in the distinctive yet familiar flavors that unfold – a testament to the timeless appeal of this classic cocktail. Cheers to the straightforward and gratifying taste of a Jameson & Ginger Ale – a timeless treat for every occasion!

How to Make It

jameson & ginger ale cocktail with lime

Jameson & Ginger Ale

Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 4 oz Ginger ale
  • Fresh lime

Instructions

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add 1.5 oz of Jameson Irish Whiskey to the glass.
  3. Pour 4 oz of ginger ale into the glass.
  4. Squeeze a quarter of a lime wedge into the glass and drop it in.
  5. Gently stir the ingredients together with a bar spoon.
  6. Garnish with a large lime wedge.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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Other Whiskeys to Use

Jameson and Ginger ale is a classic pairing, but so is whiskey and ginger ale in general. If Jameson isn’t your preference or you just don’t have any on hand, you can use any whiskey! 

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Rye whiskey adds extra spice to a whiskey ginger, while bourbons will have a sweeter flavor. Some other popular brands to pair with ginger ale are Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve, Green Spot Irish Whiskey, Crown Royal Canadian Whisky, or Sazerac Rye.

History

Jameson Irish Whiskey has been around since 1780, when John Jameson established the Bow Street Distillery in Dublin, Ireland. The triple-distilled whiskey quickly gained popularity and became one of the most beloved Irish whiskeys worldwide. Jameson Original is a blended whiskey that is made from a combination of malted and unmalted barley, maize, and pure Irish water.

The Jameson and Ginger cocktail, also known as the Irish Mule or Irish Buck, has been a staple in Irish pubs for decades. The origins of the cocktail can be traced back to the late 19th century when it was believed to have gained its name as a clever play on words. A glass of ginger ale was humorously referred to as a “Horse’s Neck,” and when mixed with whiskey, it gained a spirited kick or a “buck.

Over the years, the Jameson and Ginger cocktail has become a popular drink to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, an annual Irish holiday celebrated on March 17th. The holiday commemorates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and is celebrated with parades, feasts, and of course, whiskey.

Jameson has also introduced new variations of the classic Jameson and Ginger cocktail, such as the Jameson Ginger and Lime, which is a super simple, perfectly-balanced whiskey ginger ale cocktail that you can enjoy year-round. Jameson also launched Jameson Connects x Cork, a festival in Cork, Ireland, that celebrates the city’s rich history and culture, including its famous whiskey. 

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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