A Jameson and Ginger cocktail is pure perfection in its simplicity. The smooth Irish whiskey, a ting of lime juice and the bite of ginger ale all come together in this gorgeous glass. It’s doesn’t get any easier than this!

Side photo of Jameson and Ginger cocktail

I am taking you all back to Ireland with me on this post again!

When I was in Dublin, I hit the Jameson distillery and that is where I tasted my first Jameson and Ginger.

At the end of the tour of the distillery the options for tasting are either straight-up or with ginger ale.

Since I’ve put Jameson shots behind me these days, I had to go with the ginger ale concoction.

Cocktails with Jameson photo

Now, I have always been a Jameson fan, maybe too much of a fan back in my early bar hopping days when my boyfriend at the time would drink it like water. 

Thankfully Jameson and I are on much better terms now, especially since my discovery of this cocktail.

Who knew Jameson and ginger ale made such lovely partners?

If I could drink anything on St. Patrick’s Day, it would definitely be this cocktail.

Two cocktails with Jameson photo

The crisp ginger ale is the perfect soothing note immediately following the woody and nutty Jameson whiskey.

I have trouble stopping with just one.

I might be sipping on one as I write this post…

Don’t worry, not early in the morning when this post actually goes live…

Really, these cocktails are dangerously drinkable…

Overhead photo of Jameson cocktails in glasses

This Recipe’s Must-Haves

Paksh Italian Highball Glasses are a beautiful glass to serve this simple cocktail in! Unfortunately I don’t have the link for the glasses used here… They are no longer available!

You’ll need a bar spoon to bring the cocktail all together in the class.

I love garnishing my Jameson and Ginger with some of Trader Joe’s Crystallized Candied Ginger – it’s a fun little addition to the glass and a great finishing bite of refreshing ginger.

Other yummy Jameson recipes: Jameson Manhattan | Sparkling Whiskey Sour | Jameson Old Fashioned

St. Patrick's Day cocktails in glasses photo

Let’s make a tasty Jameson and Ginger!

Fill a glass with ice

Add ice to a highball glass. You will want to fill the glass all the way to the top with ice. 

Note: I have more info about glassware below!

Stir & serve

Add all the ingredients to the ice-filled glass, then stir it up. That’s it! You are ready to sip and enjoy.

Need inspiration for cocktail hour? Check out my cocktail recipes page for some tasty ideas.

Jameson and ginger cocktail picture

Got questions?

Can I use a different whiskey?

While this cocktail is obviously all about Jameson, it’s also a great way to enjoy other whiskeys as well. I recommend a good Irish whiskey, but you can also use rye whiskey. I would shy away from bourbon and it is a bit too sweet for this combo.

Does the lime juice have to be fresh?

I always, always recommend using fresh lime juice because it just tastes better. However, you can use jarred lime juice if necessary.

What brand of ginger ale should I use?

I like to use Canada Dry, but the choice is really up to you!

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Jameson & Ginger

Jameson & Ginger

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This classic Irish cocktail is the best way to enjoy Jameson whiskey, if you'd prefer not to drink it straight.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Jameson whiskey
  • 3 oz ginger ale
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add in Jameson, ginger ale, and lime juice.
  3. Stir with a long spoon to combine. Serve.

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