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Whisky & Ginger Ale

Whisky and Ginger Ale

The Whisky dry, Spicy and refreshing in one. kick things up a gear with the classic pairing of Ballantine’s scotch whisky with Ginger Ale.

Why do whisky and ginger ale go together so well?

Whisky and ginger make a stellar combo. It’s no wonder they’re paired together in a bunch of popular cocktails from the Penicillin to the Kentucky Mule. Both bring a blend of spiced sweet flavours, balanced by the ginger ale’s bubbly lightness and the whisky’s creamy smoothness. Mix the two together or pour in other complimentary ingredients like honey, cinnamon and zingy lime for an ultra refreshing drink.

Whisky & Ginger Ale Ingredients

How We Make a Whisky & Ginger Ale

  • Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in a 50ml shot of Ballantine’s Finest Scotch Whisky
  • Top up the glass with at least 50ml of ginger ale and stir
  • Squeeze and drop in a large wedge of lime to serve

What is a whisky and ginger ale called?

This classic pairing often goes by the name Whisky Ginger, or Whisky and Dry. But we’ve heard all sorts. A ginger whisky highball. Whisky, ginger and lime. Or better yet, a Ballantine’s and ginger ale. However you name it, drink it with Ballantine’s.

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Ballantine’s Finest

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What’s the best whisky to mix with ginger ale?

Ginger ale is a light mixer that can handle the heat of any whisky. Its subtle fiery kick compliments any blend but we reckon the best whisky is one that’s smooth and spiced. Like Ballantine’s Finest, our award-winning scotch that’s stayed true to the original recipe since 1910.

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