Ditch the booze, not the buzz with a round-up of sparkly ginger ale mocktails!
Forget the boring old soda – we’re here to celebrate the unsung hero of the beverage world: ginger ale. If you’re wondering, ginger ale is a milder, sweeter carbonated soft drink with a subtle ginger flavor.
In contrast, ginger beer packs a spicier punch, often with a more pronounced ginger kick and a slightly fermented taste.
So, grab your shakers, and let’s turn our kitchens into the trendiest mocktail bars in town!
Ginger Ale Mocktail
- 60 ounces ginger ale
- 2 oranges sliced
- 1 blood orange sliced
- 1 grapefruit sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 2 limes sliced
- 6-10 strawberries sliced
- 1 small cucumber sliced
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- 2 cups fresh orange or grapefruit juice optional
- Combine the ice, cucumber slices, mint leaves, and sliced fruits in a sizable pitcher or punch bowl. Pour in all of the ginger ale cans and thoroughly stir.
- If preferred, add some freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice.
- Serve right away by dividing evenly among glasses and adding a few cucumber and fruit slices to each one.
Cranberry Ginger Ale Mocktail
An ideal non-alcoholic beverage to add some flair to the holiday spread! Whether you refer to it as a mocktail or fruit punch, this lively and refreshing mix of blackcurrant juice concentrate, cranberry juice, and ginger ale is ideal for this holiday breakfast or lunch.
You can make this Cranberry Ginger Ale Mocktail in about two minutes. All you need is that. Crushing the fresh cranberries takes the most time. That’s how simple this recipe by Vidhya’s Home Cooking is.
- 1 part cranberry juice unsweetened
- 1.5 parts ginger ale
- ¼ part blackcurrant juice
- 2 tablespoon fresh cranberries crushed.
- Lemon slices to garnish
- Fill a glass pitcher with cranberry juice, ginger ale, and blackcurrant juice. Also, include the crushed cranberries.
- Mix, present chilled alongside slices of lemon, and enjoy!
Golden Apple Cider Ginger Ale Mocktail
You won’t even miss the alcohol with this Golden Apple Cider Ginger Ale Mocktail. I also adore the fact that it’s a drink the whole family can enjoy, plus in adorable stemware!
Try recreating this recipe by A Little Fish In The Kitchen.
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Fresh lemon wedges (for wetting glass rims)
- 12 ounces chilled spiced apple cider
- 4 ounces chilled ginger beer or ginger ale
- Ice cubes
- Fresh apple wedges, for garnish
- Sugar and cinnamon should be combined in a small plate or saucer. Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with a lemon wedge, then evenly dip the rim into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
- Combine the chilled apple cider, ginger beer, or ginger ale in a small pitcher or carafe.
- Fill the glasses two-thirds full with the apple cider mixture, then top with ice cubes to ensure the liquid reaches the sugared rim.
- If desired, garnish with a wedge of apple.
- Serve and enjoy!
Pomegranate Ginger Ale Mocktail
You’ve probably found the best recipe for pomegranate mocktails. This Pomegranate Ginger Ale Mocktail is delicious, nutritious, and incredibly simple to prepare at home. I would suggest giving it a try if you enjoy the flavor of ginger.
This recipe by The Mindful Mocktail demonstrates that non-alcoholic cocktails may surpass their alcoholic counterparts in quality!
- ¼ cup pomegranate juice
- Half lime (cut in wedges)
- 6-8 mint leaves
- 1 cup soda water or ginger ale
- Non-alcoholic rum to taste (optional)
- Sweetener to taste
- In a tall glass, combine lime wedges, pomegranate juice, and sweetener (if using). Gently muddle the lime until all of the juice has been extracted.
- Clap the mint leaves together in your hands to release the smell and add to the glass. Using the muddler, gently press the mint a few times.
- Fill the glass with ice, then pour soda water or ginger ale on top. Mix thoroughly.
- Add lime, mint, and pomegranate seeds as garnish.
Ginger Ale Mint Mocktail
There’s nothing easier than making this cool Ginger Ale Mint Mocktail by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe! Your family dinner or gathering can be elevated by sipping on something cold, sweet, and slightly effervescent. Zesty ginger ale tastes excellent with fresh lime juice and mint leaves.
Better yet, sip it while watching your kids play on the back porch, and you might be able to convince yourself that you are on a beach!
- ¼ cup granulated sugar, blended until very fine (or use superfine sugar)
- 1 cup fresh lime juice, about 8 limes, depending on size
- 14-16 fresh mint leaves
- 4 cups ginger ale, chilled
- Lime wedges or slices for serving
- Mix the sugar, lime juice, and mint leaves in a pitcher until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- The mint flavor will intensify over the next four hours, so refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Remove the mint leaves and whisk in the ginger ale before serving.
- Pour the limeade into glasses with ice cubes added.
- Add wedges or slices of lime as a garnish.
Ginger Mojito Mocktail
Using a wooden spoon, muddle some mint leaves and lime juice in a large glass to get started with your Ginger Mojito Mocktail. To get the maximum flavor and release of natural oils from mint leaves, bruise them. That’s how you add flavor to this mocktail by Taste As You Go.
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- Ice cubes
- 4 teaspoons cane sugar
- 8 ounces ginger ale
- 3 ounces club soda
- Muddle the lime juice and mint leaves in a large glass.
- After adding the cane sugar, add ice cubes to the glass.
- Mix thoroughly after pouring the club soda and ginger ale.
- Before serving, add a lime wedge as a garnish (optional).
Non-Alcoholic Ginger Mimosa
Summertime is all about getting together with friends and making new ones. However, we occasionally host visitors who don’t drink alcoholic beverages. That’s where this Non-Alcoholic Ginger Mimosa comes in.
This is a delicious summer mocktail recipe by My Ginger Garlic Kitchen. A straightforward orange juice and ginger ale combination would entice your taste buds!
- ½ glass fresh orange juice, chilled
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 16 ounces or 1 glass ginger ale
- 4 pieces fresh ginger, sliced into 1 inch
- 1 orange, sliced
- 5-6 ice cubes
- Pour the orange juice and maple syrup into a pitcher and stir thoroughly.
- Replace the shaker and add the ice cubes.
- Mix in the ginger ale thoroughly.
- Pour the prepared non-alcoholic ginger mimosa into two large glasses.
- Serve cold, garnish with pieces of orange and ginger.
This bright Orange Mocktail is easy to prepare and tastes delightful. It’s orange juice, but it’s better and ideal for a classy brunch or breakfast. It’s also similar to a mimosa mocktail – orange and fizzy, with a hint of spice.
For the ideal sip, this mocktail blends ginger ale with fresh citrus. This simple drink by The Mindful Mocktail works well for a bridal shower or wedding brunch. It also tastes great served over ice on a warm day.
- 3 oz orange juice
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 8 mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup ginger ale
- 1 oz simple syrup (optional)
- After releasing the aroma from the mint with a handclap, transfer it to a cocktail shaker.
- Fill the shaker with orange, lemon, and apple cider vinegar and the simple syrup, if using.
- In the shaker, add a couple of ice cubes and shake until well blended.
- Pour into a glass with ice and add ginger ale on top.
- Add some orange slices and mint, or whatever mint you happen to have on hand, to your mocktail.
Craft The Perfect Ginger Ale Mocktail At Home
Ginger ale is a bubbly beverage that brings a touch of sweetness and a hint of ginger warmth to the party. Choose a quality ginger ale that suits your taste preferences, whether a classic version or one with a twist like ginger lime or ginger lemon.
Crafting the perfect ginger ale mocktail at home is not just about mixing ingredients – it’s a delightful journey exploring flavors, fizz, and your own creative flair. The beauty of making mocktails at home is the freedom to experiment.
Experiment with flavored syrups, herbal infusions, or even a splash of non-alcoholic bitters to add layers of complexity to your concoction. The key is to play with proportions until you find the flavor profile that tickles your taste buds just right.
Ginger Ale Mocktail FAQs
What mixes well with ginger ale?
Ginger ale is a versatile mixer that pairs well with various flavors. Some popular combinations include mixing it with fruit juices like orange, cranberry, or pineapple, and it also complements herbal elements like mint or basil. Try adding a splash of lime or lemon juice for a zesty kick.
Is ginger ale a soda?
Yes, ginger ale is considered a type of soda. It’s a carbonated soft drink that typically combines carbonated water, sweeteners, and natural or artificial ginger flavor.
Can you use ginger ale instead of ginger beer in mocktails?
While ginger ale and ginger beer have distinct flavors, you can often substitute ginger ale in mocktails. Just be aware that ginger ale is generally milder and sweeter, so you may need to adjust other ingredients to maintain the desired balance.
Is ginger ale a type of beer?
Despite its name, ginger ale is not a type of beer. It’s a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage with a ginger flavor, and its name likely originated from its initial production involving fermentation, similar to beer.
Is ginger ale healthier than Coke?
Ginger ale is often perceived as a healthier option than regular Coke due to its milder flavor and potential digestive benefits. However, it’s essential to consider individual health goals and nutritional content. Some ginger ales may still contain added sugars, so you should check labels if you’re looking for a healthier alternative.
Is ginger ale good for your stomach?
Ginger ale is commonly believed to have soothing properties for the stomach. The natural ginger in ginger ale has been associated with relieving nausea and aiding digestion. However, it’s important to note that individual reactions may vary, and if you have specific stomach-related concerns, it’s recommended to consult with a healthcare professional.