|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|*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 leprechaun 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.
Watch Now: The Jameson and Ginger Recipe
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.