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 How to Make a Dirty Shirley According to Juli Hale, senior culinary specialist in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen, the traditional Shirley Temple recipe includes lemon-lime soda or ginger ale, grenadine, and a maraschino cherry. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 June 2022 Some recipes switch nuts, get their fizz from club soda or ginger ale, and incorporate coconut. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 7 June 2022 Cucumber soda, lemon soda or ginger ale can all be used for the fizz. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 After applying it to arms, elbows, and belly, the Grammy winner took a moment to pour herself a glass of ginger ale and sipped out of a champagne flute. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 7 May 2022 Charlotte fetched down cut-glass tumblers from the drinks cabinet, and a bottle of ginger ale to mix with the grownups’ whisky. Tessa Hadley, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 Jay enlisted artist Lukas Geronimas to DJ after dinner, smoothing out what usually ends up as an ad hoc dance party with tipsy guests fighting over the aux cord while those too gravid with barbeque to dance sip ginger ale and watch. Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2022 Several beverage makers have released various brands of hard root beer, ginger ale and other drinks. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 7 Jan. 2022 And the Jumpshot Ginger Cocktail features cranberry juice, ginger ale, lemon juice and a lime wedge. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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ginger ale

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20 Jun 2022

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“Ginger ale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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Kids Definition of ginger ale

: a soft drink flavored with ginger

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