Ginger ale

Ginger ale is a carbonated soft beverage flavored with ginger. It is served on its own or used as a mixer, often with spirit-based drinks. There are two types of ginger ale, the golden style and the dry style, a paler drink with a much milder ginger flavor.

In 1890, John McLaughlin opened a carbonated water plant in Toronto, Canada. After that he sold his product to local drugstores that used it to mix with fruit juices and flavoring to create delicious sodas to sell to their customers.

The name implies that it was a beer which originated in England in the 1800s. Eventually the popularity spread across the pond and Americans were also serving this refreshing beverage.

Ginger ale is also great with

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Horses Neck

Made with brandy (or sometimes bourbon) and ginger ale, with a long spiral of lemon peel draped over the edge of an 'old-fashioned' or highball glass. Dating back to the 1890s, it was a non-alcoholic mixture of ginger ale, ice and lemon peel. By the 1910s, brandy, or bourbon would be added to make it alcoholic.

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Suffering Bastard

The Suffering Bastard is the name for two different mixed drinks, one being more of a standard cocktail associated with World War II and the other being more of an exotic drink associated with Tiki bars. There are multiple recipe variations and historical origins have been argued and changed over time. As the history goes, a Suffering Bastard cocktail was created in Egypt at the Shepheard's Hotel.

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Shirley Temple

A Shirley Temple is a famous mocktail (non-alcoholic drink) made with ginger ale, lemon or lime juice, and a splash of grenadine, garnished with a maraschino cherry. Modern recipes may replace lemon-lime soda or lemonade and sometimes orange juice in part, or whole. The drink is named for Shirley Temple, the child actress who starred in many movies and television shows during the 1930s and '40s and later become a U.S. diplomat and ambassador. Shirley Temples are usually served to children dining with adults instead of real cocktails and are similar to Roy Rogers and Arnold Palmer.

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Pimm's Cup

Pimm's Cup is a cocktail famous in England, in the United Kingdom. It is a fruit cup, a kind of cocktail with gin, a soft drink, and fruit. The beverage started as a health drink in 1840s London. The Pimm's Cup is the authorized cocktail of multiple summer events in England, including the Chelsea Flower Show, the Henley Royal Regatta, the Royal Ascot, and Wimbledon. This summer cocktail is made with Pimm's No. 1, a gin-based digestif made in the 1800s by a London bar owner named James Pimm.