|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 79g||29%|
|Dietary Fiber 19g||67%|
|Total Sugars 33g|
|Vitamin C 356mg||1,781%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Many of the best-mixed drinks are also the easiest, and the gin buck certainly falls into that category. All you need for this particularly refreshing choice is your favorite gin and ginger ale. The gin buck is one of the many great gin and soda highball beverages, and it comes together incredibly fast.
The beauty of the gin buck is in its simplicity and universal appeal. Some drinkers don't enjoy the dryness of a gin and tonic or the tartness of a gin rickey. The gin buck falls right in the middle, opting for the semisweet flavor of ginger ale. As a result, it's ideal for happy hour, dinner, or any time you want a quick and casual drink.
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"The botanicals in the gin are a perfect foil for the ginger. The mixture is light, herbaceous, and not too sweet. The balance of gin to ginger ale may want to be adjusted to taste. I prefer 5 to 6 ounces of ginger ale." —Tom Macy
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the gin into an ice-filled highball glass.
Top with ginger ale.
Garnish with the lemon wedge. Serve and enjoy.
- Nearly any gin works well in this drink. It's a perfect recipe to save money, and budget-friendly gins like Gordon's are a good choice. Or try the gin buck with a premium gin base such as Tanqueray or Aviation.
- There are also many great ginger ales to try. Vernors is a classic choice, while Q Ginger Ale is a modern creation that's less sweet and explicitly designed for cocktails. You can also make your own ginger ale and have complete control over the flavor.
- Try a variety of gin and ginger ale combinations. You might find that one brand of gin is best with one particular ginger ale or that another gin requires a little less soda.
- Leapfrog: A gin buck with a splash of lemon juice. Add lime juice and it's called a dragonfly.
- Switch to Irish whiskey, and you have an Irish buck (or whiskey and ginger).
- The foghorn sometimes uses ginger ale instead of ginger beer. The recipe adds lime juice and is great with Old Tom Gin.
- A classic gin highball, the gin fizz takes the sparkling drink to a new level. Try it with egg white to get an authentic taste of the classic drink.
- A modern creation, the gin-gin mule pairs gin with ginger beer, along with the refreshing taste of fresh mint.
- The Tom Collins uses club soda, adds simple syrup, and prefers lemon juice.
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