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Gin Buck

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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.

The Essentials

Gin
Fresh Lemon Juice
Ginger Ale
Bar Spoon
The Details

Ingredients

2 to 3 oz Gin
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer, to top

Method

  • Fill a Collins glass with ice.
  • Add the gin and lemon juice and top with ginger ale.
  • Stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
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