It’s THE Cocktail of the Summer!

Big Ginger Float Cocktail - the perfect summer sipper from dineanddish.netEvery summer I set out to determine what my “signature summer sipper” is going to be. I don’t drink cocktails a lot, but when I do and it’s summer, I want something cool, light and refreshing.

One unfortunate summer my summer drink was Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea and Lemonade. Have you ever had that? So good, right? Too good… and I think by early June I had learned just how good it was and how easy it went down and drank just a tad bit too much on a fun neighborhood night. Let’s just say, that night my friend Sara and I ended up out on a trampoline at 2am getting and giving the scoop on life to our college bound neighbors. I think that was the end of the Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea concoction for that summer. 

The Big Ginger with 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey

I waited a little later in the summer this year to figure out what my cocktail was going to be… I could say I was pacing myself, but honestly it was just I’ve gone the lazy route and have been perfectly happy simply opening up a bottle of wine and calling it good.

Drinking a Big Ginger at Target Field

This past weekend we went with Nick’s family to the Minnesota Twins / Yankees game in Minneapolis. It was there that I had my first taste of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey in a drink called The Big Ginger. Under the hot sun of the ball field, the refreshing blend of 2 Gingers, ginger ale, lime and lemon was absolutely perfect. I decided right then that THIS was going to be my Summer of 2014 Cocktail.

My store had other plans…

I got to our local market and found the most pathetic looking limes on display. Like dinky little pale limes… not worthy of such a drink titled The Big Ginger. I got an idea at that moment, and it ended up being a great one if I do say so myself… lime sherbet. Instead of adding lime to my Big Ginger, I added lime sherbet and made what I am calling a Big Ginger Float Cocktail.

The Big Ginger Float Cocktail with 2 Gingers Irish WhiskeyHow’s that for THE cocktail of the summer? It tastes as great as it looks, I can promise you that!


The Big Ginger Float Cocktail
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A refreshing summer cocktail made with 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey and Lime Sherbet!
Serves: 1 cocktail
  • 2 parts 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey (chilled)
  • Ginger Ale (chilled)
  • Squeeze of 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 big scoop Lime Sherbet
  1. In a small cocktail glass, pour in 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey.
  2. Top with ginger ale and one squeeze of a lemon wedge until glass is ¾ full.
  3. Add 1 scoop of lime sherbet.
  4. Serve immediately


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