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Ginger Ale Mocktail Recipes

These ginger ale mocktail recipes are vintage in origin and very easy to make. They come from the days of the neighborhood soda fountain and call for ginger ale and all-natural fruit flavors.

If you're searching for fancy non alcoholic drinks to serve at a special occasion or to enjoy as refreshing thirst quenchers anytime, you'll love these delicious drinks.

Ginger Ale Mocktail Recipes

The Dispenser's Formulary or Soda Water Guide (1915)

Ginger Ale BounceEnjoy a Vintage Ginger Ale Bounce Mocktail
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Out of ginger ale? Try substituting other popular soda flavors such as Sprite® or 7 Up® in the ginger ale mocktail recipes.

These non alcoholic ginger ale drinks are perfect for serving to persons of any age on any occasion.

Ginger Ale Bounce

Into a 6-ounce glass put 1 ounce grape juice; add a little cracked ice, and fill the glass with ginger ale; serve with two straws. "A splendid hot weather drink, easily and quickly made." —Alonzo Draine

Ginger Ale Cobbler

Dissolve a teaspoonful of powdered sugar in a small quantity of carbonated water, add a large slice of pineapple, nearly fill the glass with shaved ice, and then add enough ginger ale to fill the glass. Decorate with fruit and serve with straws.

Some soda dispensers use ginger ale soda syrup instead of ginger ale, then adding a little carbonated water to fill the glass. Price 10 cents for 10 ounces.

Ginger Ale Sour

Ginger Ade Moctail DrinkRefreshing Ginger Ade Moctail with a Slice of Ginger
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4 drams (3 teaspoons) lemon syrup, 2 drams (1-1/2 teaspoons) lemon juice, ginger ale to fill an 8-ounce glass. Charge 10 cents for eight ounces.

Ginger Cold Snap

1-1/2 ounces ginger ale syrup, 1/2 ounce orange syrup, 1/2 glass shaved ice, pineapple slice. With ingredients in glass, fill glass with carbonated water and stir with spoon. Charge 10 cents for 10 ounces.

Ginger Fizz

About 6-1/2 ounces carbonated water, 1-1/2 ounces ginger ale syrup. Mix and add a small spoonful powdered sugar.

Grape Ale

Take 1 ounce of any good brand grape juice, a little shaved ice, place in an 8-ounce glass and fill with ginger ale. This is a 10 cent drink.

Ginger Ade

Into an eight-ounce glass pour one-half ounce of ginger ale syrup. Add one-half ounce of simple syrup, the juice of one lemon, and fill the glass with shaved ice.

Top off with a slice of orange (or ginger) and sell for 10 cents. Can be varied by using orange juice instead of lemon. —Wade T. Surratt

Carbonated Water (soda water) can be found for sale in the soft drink section of most food and convenience stores.

Torani Soda Syrups can be found for sale at Amazon in dozens of flavors ranging from Classic Root Beer to Watermelon.

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