ginger ale


Definition of ginger ale

: a sweetened carbonated nonalcoholic beverage flavored mainly with ginger extract

Examples of ginger ale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visitors might also see Elisabeth Moss there sipping a vodka ginger ale. Mark Kennedy, ajc, "Joe Allen, whose bistro was a Broadway draw, dies at 87," 8 Feb. 2021 The Gunner Cocktail, made with ginger ale, ginger beer, Rose’s Lime Juice, and Angostura bitters is another easy fix, requiring no prep work. Marc Ramirez, Dallas News, "Mocktail game-changer: New book offers 100 sophisticated booze-free and low-alcohol recipes," 25 Jan. 2021 The traditional combination uses lemonade or lemon soda, but the definition has expanded over the years to include other citrus juices like grapefruit and orange, ginger beer or ginger ale, and even apple cider. Casey Barber, CNN, "Make a lazy New Year's Day feast with these snacks and drinks," 31 Dec. 2020 Sugar-free Sprite, ginger ale and Bourbon may be involved, Walker said, but long-distance cocktail negotiations are not yet complete. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer,, "Stoop caroling, interstate ham, masked St. Nick? New Orleans holiday ideas that are pandemic-proof.," 17 Dec. 2020 Tagan’s parents offered her soup and ginger ale for dinner, and gave her a bath before bed. Sarah Mervosh, New York Times, "‘It’s Traumatizing’: Coronavirus Deaths Are Climbing Once Again," 14 Nov. 2020 Shops advertised dry alternatives like Bevo, Aro Mate, ginger ale, and the new-for-1920 non-alcoholic version of Budweiser. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "Mud, fires and bootlegging: What daily life looked like in the early years of Anchorage," 9 Nov. 2020 Add the cranberries and lime and pour in the ginger ale. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Perfectly poached pears have plenty of uses," 4 Nov. 2020 Within eight months, the brand’s trifecta of Zzzingers (Jim Beam with cola, ginger ale and lemon-lime soda) sold close to 700,000 cases in the United States. Liza Weisstuch, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Intoxicating History of the Canned Cocktail," 29 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of ginger ale

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ginger ale was in 1818

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4 Mar 2021

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“Ginger ale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ginger ale

: a soft drink that is flavored with ginger

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Kids Definition of ginger ale

: a soft drink flavored with ginger

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