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Mint Ginger Ale

Mint Ginger Ale


  • 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)

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:


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.


  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.