Mint Ginger Ale

Mint Ginger Ale

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time



Mint Ginger Ale

Of the many varieties of mint, spearmint is the best one to use for this thirst-quencher. For a more sophisticated version, tonic can stand in for the ginger ale, and adults may wish to add a jigger of bourbon.

*Recipe Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.


  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, julienned
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Ice cubes as needed
  • 2 bottles (each 1 quart) ginger ale or tonic water
  • Bourbon, to taste (optional)


  • 1 In a small bowl, using the back of a spoon, crush the mint with the sugar and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • 2 In each individual glass, place a generous 1/2 teaspoon of the crushed sugared mint. Add several ice cubes and pour in the ginger ale. Add a splash of bourbon to each glass. Serve immediately.
  • 3 Serves 8 to 10.


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