Cognac and ginger ale is a delicate and refreshing cognac cocktail.
But there is also a cognac and ginger beer variant

The success of this famous long drink is its wonderful wedding between cognac and ginger ale soda. It also lies in its simplicity and few fresh, slightly spicy, and tasty ingredients.

From LA, Paris, Dubaï or Shanghai… Every cognac amateur has the right to taste it one time!

cognac and ginger ale cocktail

The perfect glass and spoon for cognac and ginger ale

Long drink glass for Cognac and Ginger Ale
Long drink glass
cocktail bar spoon teardrop 30cm
Cocktail bar spoon teardrop 30cm

Cognac and ginger ale ingredients

Hennessy VS cognac and Martell VS cognac
40ml Very Special cognac (Hennessy VS, Martell VS…)
Ginger Ale soda :Fever-Tree, Canada dry, Schweppes, Fentiman’s
100ml Ginger Ale soda (Fever-Tree, Canada dry, Schweppes, Fentiman’s…)
green lemon zest
Green lemon zest
cognac ginger
Ginger slice
ices cubes
Ice cubes

The cognac and ginger ale cocktail recipe

  1. Half-fill the long drink glass with ice cubes 
  2. Pour the cognac (Hennessy VS, Martell VS, Camus VS…)
  3. Add the ginger ale (or ginger beer if you prefer…)
  4. Stir slowly
  5. Add decoration: green lemon zest and a small ginger slice
  6. Keep calm & Enjoy!

Funny facts

Every brand has his own name and techniques for quite the same cocktail : 

* The Ginger for Hennessy
* Remy Ginger and a drop of bitter for Remy Martin
* “Horse’s neck” for BNIC, 
* Martell is creating his own ginger ale soda…

The perfect song

Mayer Hawthorne – Henny & Gingerale

It never fails: Hennessy and ginger ale drink. I can’t get enough… Password: Henny!
Mayer created a funky hit dedicated to partying and dancing, accompanied by a Hennessy and Ginger Ale glass! Enjoy, and Cheers!

What is ginger ale?

Ginger ale, a delightful and effervescent beverage, is a beloved classic in soft drinks. It’s characterized by its pleasant balance of ginger’s warmth and a touch of sweetness, making it a popular choice for quenching thirst and soothing the stomach.

Gingerale comprises three key ingredients: carbonated water, ginger flavor or ginger extract, and sweeteners. These components combine to create the fizzy, slightly spicy, mildly sweet profile for which ginger ale is known.

Ginger ale can be enjoyed independently, served over ice, or used as a cocktail mixer like this famous mix drink with ginger ale: cognac and ginger ale.

What’s the difference between ginger ale and ginger beer?

  • Ginger beer is a brewed drink (just like a beer), using natural ginger, with a spicy and slightly sweet flavor.
  • It’s not to be confused with ginger ale, a milder, carbonated soft drink where ginger is infused and not brewed!
  • Ginger beer offers a robust, spicier flavor than ginger ale, with less fizziness.

At its core, ginger beer is crafted from ginger, sugar, water, and sometimes yeast. The show’s star is ginger root, which imparts its signature zingy and aromatic notes to the brew. The sweetness comes from sugar, and the yeast, if used, adds effervescence through fermentation.

While modern versions of ginger beer are typically non-alcoholic, historical variations were fermented and contain alcohol. Today, you can find both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions to suit various preferences.

Let’s try its brother ginger beer cocktail: cognac and ginger beer! How do you find it? Tougher? Sweeter?

Drinks with ginger ale

Here’s a list of other drinks with ginger ale, that can delight your taste buds :

  • Moscow Mule: A classic Moscow Mule is made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, but you can easily substitute ginger ale for the ginger beer.
  • Dark and Stormy: Traditionally made with dark rum and ginger beer, you can use ginger ale instead for a lighter version. Don’t forget the lime wedge.
  • Whiskey and Ginger: Combine whiskey (usually Irish or Canadian) with ginger ale for a smooth, slightly spicy cocktail.
  • Ginger Ale and Cranberry: A non-alcoholic option, mix ginger ale with cranberry juice for a sweet and tangy drink. Add a twist of lime for extra flavor.
  • Ginger Ale and Orange Juice: Blend the zesty flavors of ginger ale and orange juice for a citrusy and refreshing beverage.

Nice cocktails!