Tall Icy Glass of the Bourbon and Ginger cocktail Next to a Bottle of Maker's Mark
Tall Icy Glass of the Bourbon and Ginger cocktail Next to a Bottle of Maker's Mark

Maker's® & Ginger

As delicious as it is effervescent, even the experienced mixologist will find this easy-to-make classic hard to pass up.


  • 1-1/2 parts Maker's Mark® Bourbon
  • Ginger ale
  • Lime wedge for garnish
Pro Tips
Punch it up
Ginger syrup is simple to make and can really punch up the spice. Just boil a 2:2:1 ratio of water to sugar to grated ginger. Let it cool for an hour, strain and add a splash to your finished cocktail.
Batch it up
This drink is a crowd pleaser and tends to pair well with grilled food and appetizers. Consider increasing the ratio of all ingredients to make a pitcher next time you're entertaining.
Dress it up
Experiment with ingredients to bring out character and depth, like a dash of bitters, a seared citrus garnish or a half part of a premium ginger liqueur.

How to

  1. Fill rocks glass with ice
  2. Add Maker's Mark and top off with ginger ale to taste.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Mules, bucks & horse's necks History of Bourbon & Ginger

For many, Maker's & Ginger represents a first foray into bourbon because it's both easy to make and drink. Its origins may go back further than you think. Through the years, the spice of ginger and caramel notes of bourbon have been matched in different variations on the theme, like the Kentucky Mule, the Bourbon Buck and the Horse's Neck. The latter traces back to 1890 and was originally a nonalcoholic drink with ginger ale, ice and a long strand of lemon rind. By 1910 bourbon was added to make a Stiff Horse's Neck – later abbreviated back to just Horse's Neck.

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