The Whiskey Ginger is a perfect example of how delicious a two-ingredient cocktail can be. Bright, spicy and sassy on the palate, the cocktail is just as good to drink in the summer as it is come January. And while we’d hate to separate you from your classic Whiskey Ging, we’d be remiss if we didn’t suggest a few alternatives for the next time you are looking to mix it up a bit. Here are eight classic cocktails you’ll enjoy if you love Whiskey Gingers.
If You Like A Whiskey Ginger, Drink These 8 Cocktails
This Prohibition era Whiskey Ginger variation gets an upgrade from a long, spiraling lemon twist and Angostura bitters. The perfect Highball for any time of year, this drink has a rich brightness from the lemon peel, while the Angostura bitters up the ante of spice from the ginger beer.
If you prefer your Whiskey Ginger on the smokier side, this classic variation uses peaty scotch as the base instead of bourbon. Big, bold and smoky, this Whiskey Ginger is the perfect long drink for colder days when you need that inner warmth. Opt for a blended scotch instead of a peat-heavy monster so that the gingery spice doesn’t get lost in the heft of the smoke.
When you want a spicy ginger beer cocktail that’s light, refreshing and crushable, look no further than the Gin Buck. With floral gin at the base, fresh lemon juice for tartness and a hefty topper of ginger beer, this alternative to the Whiskey Ginger is ripe for balmy summer drinking.
Fresh Lemon Juice
Perfect for summer days spent by the poolside or a trip to the Caribbean, this Whiskey Ginger alternative opts for molasses-heavy dark rum and fresh lime as ginger’s companions. Piquant and vibrantly sour, this classic Highball is the type of drink that can turn even the most devout whiskey drinkers into rum lovers.
This classic Peruvian cocktail is the South American Whiskey Ginger for preventing hangovers. Named after a Peruvian fish head soup with restorative gusto, the Chilcano has Pisco―an unaged, grape brandy―at the helm. This summertime refresher is light, airy and spicy.
fresh lime juice
Like a Whiskey Ginger that went to the desert and took mescaline, the El Guapo features vanilla-heavy reposado tequila and a vivid, pink-hued, prickly pear syrup. Created at Stones Throw in Houston, Texas, this effervescent tipple is at its most lively if you use an extra spicy craft ginger beer.
Featuring ultra-smooth, corn-heavy Midnight Moonshine at the base, this gingery Mule variation gets extra depth from fresh grapefruit juice and a sprig of aromatic rosemary. At first sip, the cocktail is big, juicy and spicy, with a subtle, savory edge, perfect for backyard barbeques and sunshine.
Fresh Grapefruit Juice
If you want a Whiskey Ginger with an extra touch of class, look no further than the Champagne Julep. Made with bourbon, Angostura bitters, fresh mint and a hefty topper of Champagne (instead of ginger beer) this cocktail is like the Jay Gatsby of Mules.
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