ginger ale

noun

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 For a zesty ale that will wash down those vibrant flavors, try Texas Ale Project’s Fire Ant Funeral Amber Ale or spicy Bruce Cost ginger ale. Dallas News, "Skip the reservation — have a seafood date night at home," 3 Feb. 2020 The ginger ales and sparkling waters were popular on the coral journey, plus huge batches of Weiler’s cold-brew coffee. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Life aboard the Shedd’s Coral Reef II: Come for the science but don’t miss a meal," 11 Dec. 2019 Toledo’s Buckeye Brewery churned out soft drinks such as ginger ale and root beer. Neil Reid, WSJ, "America’s Bad Taste in Beer Is Prohibition’s Legacy," 16 Jan. 2020 In another drinks fridge, the family had ginger ale and fancy bottled water. Washington Post, "— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian)," 9 Jan. 2020 Instead of alcohol, which is forbidden at Muslim weddings, guests ordered ginger ales and Diet Cokes from bartenders in crisp black suits. New York Times, "Not Quite Dating, but Certain About Forever," 28 Dec. 2019 The care packages came streaming in to the television station: ginger ale, tissues and chicken noodle soup. BostonGlobe.com, "The care packages came streaming in to the television station: ginger ale, tissues and chicken noodle soup.," 25 Nov. 2019 The Cheerwine Holiday Punch soft drink is known for its signature cherry notes mixed with a splash of pineapple juice and fizzy ginger ale. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Cheerwine Holiday Punch Is Back—for a Limited-Time Only," 18 Nov. 2019 Add the fresh apple cider or juice, brandy or bourbon, sparkling apple cider, ginger ale, vermouth and vanilla, then stir gently to combine. M. Carrie Allan, The Denver Post, "How to concoct frighteningly good Halloween cocktails," 23 Oct. 2019

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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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6 Feb 2020

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“Ginger ale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ginger%20ale. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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ginger ale

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ginger ale

: a soft drink that is flavored with ginger

ginger ale

noun

Kids Definition of ginger ale

: a soft drink flavored with ginger

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