If you love Moscow Mules, then you love Bucks. The Buck dates back to the mid-1800s and is defined as a simple drink made with a spirit, citrus and ginger ale or ginger beer. While a Moscow Mule relies on vodka and lime juice, the Gin Buck calls for gin. If you want to do it right, we suggest using ginger beer or ginger ale made with cane sugar instead of corn syrup to give it a spicy bite that’s not too sweet.
- Fill a Collins glass with ice.
- Add the gin and lemon juice and top with ginger ale.
- Stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Like a lot of old cocktails, the origin story of the Tom Collins exists somewhere between history and myth. Drinks historian David Wondrich says the recipe likely dates back to the 1850s as an outgrowth of British gin punches. But the name Tom Collins gained notoriety in 1874 in what was either the 19th