|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||13%|
|Total Sugars 16g|
|Vitamin C 39mg||195%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Call it a "whiskey ginger" or an "Irish buck," they are essentially the same great drink. The basic but delicious cocktail contains Irish whiskey and ginger ale to create a tall, refreshing drink, much like the whiskey tonic or classic highball.
The combination of any whiskey with any light soda is hard to beat. These drinks are easy to mix up at a moment's notice, they are budget-friendly and, quite simply, a perfect flavor combination. If you are seeking an easy way to casually enjoy your favorite Irish whiskey, then whip up a whiskey ginger.
Whiskey and ginger ale is a semi-sweet, tall drink that is pleasant. The lime squeeze is essential as it is that finishing touch that marries the whiskey and soda perfectly.
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"Classic, simple, and refreshing, this is a great cocktail for whiskey lovers and first-time whiskey drinkers. The key is to not add TOO much whiskey so that it throws the cocktail out of balance. Irish whiskey is an ideal choice for something on the softer side. For more of a kick, try bourbon or rye." —Tom Macy
1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
5 ounces ginger ale
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the whiskey into a highball glass filled with ice.
Fill with ginger ale.
Squeeze a lime wedge over the drink and drop it in.
Serve and enjoy.
- Any brand of Irish whiskey works in the whiskey ginger. Bushmills is a popular option and it's often called a Jameson and ginger when Jameson Irish whiskey is poured.
- Pour more or less ginger ale to fit your taste and the size of the glass.
- Ginger ale is most common in the whiskey ginger because it has a softer ginger profile. If you want to add a nice ginger kick to the mix, choose a spicy ginger beer instead.
- A lemon-lime soda is also a perfect match for Irish whiskey.
How Strong Is a Whiskey Ginger?
As with any highball mixed drink, this is a relatively light drink. The final strength will depend on how much soda you pour, though it averages out at a mild 10 percent ABV (20 proof). That's about the same as drinking a glass of wine.
What Is an Irish Buck?
A "buck" drink is defined as including a base spirit, ginger ale or ginger beer, and citrus (generally in the form of a lime squeeze). The dark and stormy and Moscow mule are both classic examples of the buck family; the Irish buck uses Irish whiskey and is sometimes known as an Irish mule or whiskey mule.