The Naughty Gnome cocktail takes Vernors Ginger Ale to new heights by adding dark rum and a little bit of angostura bitters. The result is an even richer, slightly less spicy concoction that might change your whole perception of ginger ale as a mixer.
The Grumpy Old Man cocktail features bourbon and ginger ale with lime juice. It's a lot like the Moscow Mule, but with bourbon instead of vodka. This gives it more flavor, and you may find you like it even better.
The March Rain Cocktail is something I created one rainy evening in March, hence the name. I started with sweet liqueurs – Tia Maria and Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur – and then flavored it with the Fernet Branca bitters. And more.
If you love your Moscow Mules, this is one you really need to try. It features silver tequila, ginger beer, lime and Mezcal. So in addition to that wonderful ginger flavor, you get hints of smoky and citrus notes and the result is a taste that’s similar to the Mule, but wonderfully more complex.
The flavors here are ginger, orange, raspberry and rhubarb (the last two coming from the hibiscus) with lemon to bring out a little more citrus tang. It’s sweet but not cloying, a really fascinating alternative the next time you’re thinking about having a Lemon Drop Martini.
The Kristy is a super-sweet cocktail, so consider yourself warned. That said, it’s a really nice collection of flavors that play well with each other. The dominant flavor here is the pineapple, but ginger adds some spiciness while the amaretto makes it richer and sweeter.
The Temptress cocktail answers the question of what happens when vodka meets grenadine and ginger ale. It’s sweet, fruity and just a little bit spicy. This is a nice drink for an evening out – think of it as an alternative to a Vodka Cranberry.
The Be Sweet cocktail is a strange mix: whiskey, Parfait d’Amour and ginger ale. Parfait d’Amour needs strong counterparts, since a little bit of it can go a long way. And it finds them in this drink. The whiskey brings out the orange notes in the liqueur, and the ginger ale gives it some spice.