Scotch and Ginger Ale Drink Recipe

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: 250 mL (1 cup)

0.0 g
20 g
0 g


How to Make It

Fill glass with ice. Pour 1.5 oz. Scotch over ice. Top off with ginger ale.


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Comments on Scotch and Ginger Ale

  • David
    Nov 12th, 2020
    Stumbled upon this concoction and I am pleasantly pleased by it. I use the smaller cans, it's a good ratio.
  • Dave Kent
    Oct 18th, 2019
    Stumbled on this recipe by accident. Really enjoyable. Light, refreshing, and depending on the Scotch various tastes occur.
  • Frank Zappa
    Feb 5th, 2019
    This is good. I use Monkey Shoulder Scotch and Canada Dry ginger Ale. Just a smidgen of the ginger ale though. The Monkey Shoulder Scotch is nice even without any mixer.Slice of lemon on the rim too. 3 or 4 of these before bedtime and the bed bugs won't bite.
  • JL
    Jan 16th, 2015
    I believe it is commonly known as a Presbyterian.
  • Lotterman
    Jan 4th, 2014
    Try this just as the recipe states but add a liberal dash of angostura bitters. I prefer making this with a single malt at least 10 year old
  • Mike P
    Mar 10th, 2013
    Very good. I bought a bottle of Canada dry KNOWING deep down that i heard of a scotch drink with ginger ale, came here to dbl check before wasting my good scotch.
  • Mark Miller
    Feb 11th, 2013
    In 1975 I attended a formal reception aboard the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Kent, a handsome ship decommissioned a few years later. I accepted an offer of Scotch and something, not quite getting the request in the noise of conversations on deck, and received a Scotch and ginger ale. I assumed someone had mistakenly substituted ginger ale for soda water. A discreet inquiry - I didn't want to offend my hosts - revealed that this is or was then a popular combination. As others note here, it is an interesting drink.
  • Passerby
    Nov 6th, 2012
    It's called A Scotch and American.
  • DanZ
    Jul 28th, 2012
    I'm used to drinking scotch either neat or on the rocks. I decided to give it a try with Ginger Ale tonight. Really think scotch on the rocks is the way to go; this just killed too many of the flavors of the scotch.
  • JohnR
    Jun 4th, 2012
    this works for me!
  • granola gal
    Oct 13th, 2011
    makes johnnie walker drinkable.. thanks!
  • Mick
    May 2nd, 2011
    Just trying it now!!!! Not bad at all
  • Dave Who
    Jan 1st, 2011
    Ain't nothing like siipin' on this and watching the DVD " The Last Waltz".
  • DavidM
    Feb 20th, 2009
    Trying this now. Not undrinkable.
  • gilles y
    Jul 29th, 2008
    For about 20 years or so, my group of pals in Montreal, Canada, have called this enjoyable drink (probably incorrectly) a "cockroach".

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