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Hey gents,

To be totally honest, I’ve never heard of this drink being called Phlump before. Nor have I ever referred to it as Big Ginger.

jameson and ginger on Effortless GentWhen the week starts to wind down, sometimes I’m too lazy to whip out all the bar tools to make a decent old-fashioned, even though it’s one of my favorites. I just want to be able to pour, stir, and enjoy. Thus, my default drink on most weekends is the Jameson and Ginger.

Without pretending like I’m an irish whiskey expert, what I do like about Jameson is how easy it is to drink. It isn’t as “peaty” or smoky as other irish whiskeys I’ve tried.

The splash of ginger ale gives it the right amount of fizz and sweetness and balances the taste nicely. Overall, it’s a refreshing cocktail if you’re not in the mood for a basic Jameson neat, or on the rocks.

While doing some research on the official recipe for this cocktail, I’ve found some interesting derivatives. The Phlump, for instance, is made in a Collins glass with two ounces of Jameson, topped with ginger ale, ice, and garnished with lime and lemon.

Sounds delicious, right? Great cocktail for those balmier afternoons, hanging out on your balcony or poolside in Miami or something.

jameson and ginger cocktail on EGMy version is a bit more haphazard and less froofy (is froofy a word? If not, it should be). I fill a rocks glass almost to the top with solid ice. Regular freezer-created, boat-shaped ice is fine, but ideally, you’ll want to use perfect cubes because they melt much slower, which means less dilution.

After filling up with ice, I pour in Jameson to the halfway point, or till its two-thirds full. Then, depending on my mood, I add a splash of ginger ale, or I top the glass. I grab the stirrer to mix it up a bit, and boom! Done.

Not a bad way to wrap up the week.

Tried it?

Have you tried a Jameson and Ginger before? Do you drink a similar cocktail that uses Jameson? Tell us about em in the comments below.

PUBLISHED June 30, 2011


Barron is the Founding Editor of Effortless Gent and the Cladright Association. He's from San Francisco but currently living in New York. Connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Tumblr.



  • Que

    I’m more of a friend of Canadian Club with Ginger Ale, never tried Jameson with Ginger Ale.

    If you’re ever in Dublin, make sure you visit the Jameson distillery, it’s nice.

    • http://effortlessgent.com Barron

      I’ve heard good things about the Jameson distillery; I’d love to go there one day. Never tried Canadian Club, though maybe I should give it a whirl.

      • Que

        Canadian Club is mostly rye, so it’s not as sweet as, say bourbon. Makes for a nice summer longdrink. :)

        • Le Samourai

          I didn’t know Canadian Club was mostly rye. Now I’ll have to give it a try, as I love a good rye.

          • Que

            Do try it. Also, do appreciate the easy availability of rye. Over here it’s very hard to get.

            BTW, here’s my bar:
            http://www.abload.de/img/img_01618y3e.jpg

          • http://effortlessgent.com Barron

            Great photo Que, you’re quite stocked. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to try the Canadian Club tomorrow, I’ll make it one of the first cocktails of my celebratory birthday weekend.

            Gonna post about the Negroni next. You guys ever try that?

          • http://effortlessgent.com Barron

            Great photo Que, you’re quite stocked. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to try the Canadian Club tomorrow, I’ll make it one of the first cocktails of my celebratory birthday weekend.

            Gonna post about the Negroni next. You guys ever try that?

          • Que

            Hell yeah. Nothing better for pre-dinner. :)

            Try to find Punt-e-Mes. It’s quite hard to find but suits the negroni really well. :)

            And somehow I’ve got to spend that leftover cash I have after buying clothes. :D

  • Le Samourai

    I tend to prefer Kentucky bourbon to Irish whiskey, but now you’ve got me thinking. I might have to try this some day.

  • RonSunday

    Jameson on the rocks was my favorite…  belated Happy Birthday Barron, my fellow Filipino!  Now I got sugar free Ginger Ale on hand to mix with my fave whiskey!  Thanks for the tip.   It’s just too good. 

    ps…  Thanks for the weight loss tip.  I cut down on the carbs and lost 20 lbs.  I know alcohol doesn’t help but it’s a great start to feeling and looking good.  Salamat!

  • Rye

    People looked at me like I was a crazy person ordering a Jameson & ginger or a gin buck.  Then they tried it… believers all around.