“The Buck stops here” – Harry S Truman
Sure, a lot of people try to pass the buck, but probably not the cocktail. Oddly enough, the buck cocktail is also sometimes known as a mule. Why name an antiquary cocktail after two designations for quadruped animals? Who knows…?!
Anyway, a buck is a cocktail that calls for ginger beer or ale, citrus juice and a spirit. Amazingly enough, this simple recipe seems to work with any spirit. Today, we’re focusing on the gin buck, which is more commonly known as a London Buck, or if you’re into the golden age of Hollywood, a Ginger Rogers.
Simple, it goes down easy. Not a lot of depth here, but a great drink for a hot day, or even something to wet the whistle after a hard day.
To make things a little more interesting, I used Blue Sky organic ginger ale. This will also work well with a ginger beer. More about that in my next article.
1oz orange juice
0.25oz lime juice
Shake first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled highball glass. Fill with ginger ale and stir.