A go-to dive bar order for many, the humble Whiskey Ginger is a simple, clean, uncomplicated cocktail. Typically made with well whiskey (and only about one to two ounces at that) and ginger ale from a gun, the cocktail is easy to gulp down. And we don’t want to mess with that (though we do have some ideas for Whiskey Ginger upgrades if you’re interested). But if you’re thinking about making the drink at home, there are some whiskeys that work better than others. Here are the five best bottles for your Whiskey Ginger satisfaction.
For a Classic Whiskey Ginger: Jameson ($26)
Jamo and Ginger is a classic order for a reason. The slightly sweet, almost peachy Irish whiskey is a perfect match for light, sugary ginger ale. The two blend seamlessly together for a drink that is bright, refreshing and affordable.