Kentucky Buck Cocktail Recipe

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving

"Bucks" are a category of drinks that consist of ginger beer, citrus and a spirit. The Kentucky Buck also includes muddled strawberries and bitters mixed with bourbon and lemon juice. You can enjoy this fruity refresher at any party or get-together with friends. The flavors make it ideal for a warm weather celebration. Cheers!


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  • 1 chopped and muddled strawberry
  • 1-ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 oz. Wild Turkey bourbon
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz. ginger beer
  • Garnish: strawberry

Steps to Make It

  1. Add strawberry, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.

  2. Add bourbon, 2 dashes bitters, and ice.

  3. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with ice leaving some room to top off with ginger beer.

  4. Garnish with a strawberry before serving.