With summer right around the corner, whiskey aficionados are turning to sunny cocktails for a delightful afternoon tipple.

The Ginger Alert is the perfect cocktail to beat the scorching sun and break the midday lull. This cocktail combines sweet, tart, and spicy flavours to create a delicious and invigorating drink. If you enjoy beverages steeped with fruits, this is the drink for you! Unlike the cloying, overly perfumed concoctions that bars often serve, this one is a refreshing balance of all the right flavours.

Not only does this recipe incorporate ginger ale as a base, it is infused with a sizeable chunk of grated ginger for a pleasant touch of unexpected zing. Sweet apple and pear ring in the season merrily, while the fresh lemon juice lends an element of tasty tang.

The best part of this recipe is that you can use your favourite brand of whiskey— the ingredients blend well with practically any kind.


  • Whiskey – 40ml
  • Clear apple juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Clear pear juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh lemon juice – 20ml
  • Ginger – 1inch piece
  • Ginger Ale
  • FOR GARNISH: Apple wedge

The Process

Pour the whiskey, apple juice, pear juice, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice.

Grate the peeled ginger into the shaker and shake well.

Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.

Top up with ginger ale and garnish with an elegant apple wedge

Enjoy your chilled glass of Ginger Alert.