How to Make a Presbyterian Cocktail

If you are looking for a refreshing drink that will cool you off in the hot summer then try out the Presbyterian Cocktail. This wonderful summer drink has got everything to lift you up when the sun is draining you. The Presbyterian is basically considered as a classic cocktail because it is old fashioned in different ways. Due to this reason you will often hear people describing Presbyterian Cocktail as an “old man drinks”. Although, several old fashioned drinks or cocktails have now vanished but there are still a few which are popular among today’s generation, and Presbyterian Cocktail is one of them.

However, like most of the other cocktails, you will find variations in Presbyterian Cocktails as well. Some preparation methods use ginger ale whereas others replace it with 7-up or any other lemon-lime soda, but whiskey is necessary and it cannot be replaced with another ingredient as it is the base of this drink. Aside from this not many ingredients are required to make Presbyterian Cocktail as only four items are required to prepare it. The recipe of Presbyterian Cocktail is also not too tricky and if someone has all the ingredients then he or she can easily make this refreshing drink at home. In order to do so, first you need to learn the most common and easy method of making Presbyterian Cocktail with the help of this guide.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Highball Glass & Stirrer
– 1 1/2 oz bourbon, rye or blended whiskey
– club soda
– ginger ale
– lemon twist for garnish


  • 1

    Take a highball glass, pour bourbon into it and fill it with ice.

  • 2

    Also pour in ginger ale and club soda in order to fill the highball glass with equal parts.

  • 3

    Then, mix everything with a stirrer to see how everything mixes up.

  • 4

    Add lemon twist to this cocktail with which your garnishing also gets complete.

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