Bourbon and Ginger Ale

This bourbon and ginger ale cocktail is super simple and a fun twist to your usual straight up bourbon. If you’re feeling spicy you can add in ginger beer instead of ginger ale. Don’t forget to add in the bourbon barrel aged bitters for an extra dash of flavor!

This bourbon and ginger ale cocktail is super simple and a fun twist to your usual straight up bourbon. If you're feeling spicy you can add in ginger beer instead of ginger ale. Don't forget to add in the bourbon barrel aged bitters for an extra dash of flavor!

It wasn’t until awhile ago that I realized bourbon rocked my boozy world. I have always been somewhat of a gin and often turned my nose at the thought of drinking anything brown. I blame this on the fact that the only bourbon I ever had was the cheap stuff my dad would put in a hot toddy when I was sick. A hot toddy is almost better than NyQuil. It’s natural way of getting your body back into shape. 

This bourbon and ginger ale cocktail is super simple and a fun twist to your usual straight up bourbon. If you're feeling spicy you can add in ginger beer instead of ginger ale. Don't forget to add in the bourbon barrel aged bitters for an extra dash of flavor!

So, fast forward to a couple years ago and I went on a tour of Tuthilltown Spirits. They were nice enough to give me a bottle of baby bourbon and I have been milking it ever since. Once I realize how delicious something can be I do the exact opposite of most people. Instead of having it whenever I want I hoard it. I only use it for special occasions or for when I absolutely must have bourbon.

This bourbon and ginger ale cocktail is super simple and a fun twist to your usual straight up bourbon. If you're feeling spicy you can add in ginger beer instead of ginger ale. Don't forget to add in the bourbon barrel aged bitters for an extra dash of flavor!

Although this drink is simple the flavors are elevated by the use of Fee Brothers whiskey barrel aged bitters. These things are amazing. I know I said this yesterday, but seriously folks. Bitters are amazing and need to become a part of your everyday bar setup. Depending on your love of ginger flavor you can make this drink with ginger ale or ginger beer. I especially love it when mixed with a nice spicy ginger beer.

This bourbon and ginger ale cocktail is super simple and a fun twist to your usual straight up bourbon. If you're feeling spicy you can add in ginger beer instead of ginger ale. Don't forget to add in the bourbon barrel aged bitters for an extra dash of flavor!

Want more gingery cocktails in your life? Try my Dark and StormyBlood Orange Ginger MargaritaSweet Cider Ginger Cocktail or my Ginger Spiked Apple Cider

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Bourbon and Ginger Ale

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 4 ounces ginger ale or ginger beer
  • 3 dashes Fee Brothers whiskey barrel aged bitters

Directions:

Fill a short cocktail glass with crushed ice. Add bourbon and top with ginger ale or ginger beer. Dash in bitters and give a gentle stir.

19 Responses to “Bourbon and Ginger Ale”

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — June 18, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    1. I do the exact same thing with stuff I love. For example, the 45 year old balsamic vinegar I lugged back from Italy last September…it’s still untouched in the cabinet.
    2. I think we need our next lunch get together at your place where you make Winnie and I all the drinks from this Boozy Summer thing. We’ll bring the food, just get us drunk.

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    Erica — June 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I RARELY drink booze, but I love me some gingerale…so I may just like this!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    This looks awesome!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — June 18, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I need to jump on the bitters bandwagon. I know they do amazing things – i just haven’t invested any yet! That, clearly, needs to change!!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 18, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I think this drink would get me in a lot of trouble!

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    Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) — June 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    OH I’m adding this to my cocktail rotation!

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    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray — June 19, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Oh I do love me some bourbon, specially to sip on slowly since I’m such a lightweight drinker! Love the pairing with ginger beer!

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    Happy Valley Chow — June 19, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Mmmm this sounds delicious, I could go for this right now…even though it’s only 11AM 😛

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — June 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Even though I ADORE bourbon, I don’t have any at home. This must be remedied immediately so that I can make this drink!

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    Sara — June 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Bourbon and ginger ale is one of my favorite drinks, though I don’t add bitters… Just Maker’s Mark and Canada Dry! My brother, my cousins and I generally go through a lot of these when we get together, it’s a family favorite. 🙂

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    Julia — June 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Dude (because I’m from California), bourbon totally rocks my boozy world too! We drink it just like this too, all the time. But not with such a fancy fun bourbon. I gotta go find me some of that stuff!

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    Joanne — June 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

    You know, I never really got into bourbon probably because it’s never something we had in the house but I’ve been using it way more in baked goods lately…now it’s time to progress to actually DRINKING it!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Bourbon and ginger ale…I could imagine this is so good! I just cooked something with bourbon the other day and a couple weeks ago, I made my own ginger ale. Pinned!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    p.s. when you write on your photos, are you using photoshop? I love the fonts and what you use and do! I can only handle pickmonkey 🙂

    • nutmegnanny replied: — June 21st, 2013 @ 12:40 am

      Thank you Averie! I just picmonkey 🙂

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    willie wonka — April 13, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Hmmm So i bought cheap booze huh?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — April 14th, 2014 @ 1:42 am

      Haha, let’s face it. The stuff you put in hot toddy’s was not top of the line…..

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