The Gin Buck

The Gin BuckBucks are long drinks made with some sort of liquor and ginger ale. And, they are excellent hot-weather drinks. Originally, only gin was used, but like a Collins, a buck may be made with a variety of liquors.

The Gin Buck combines the floral flavors of gin with ginger ale to bring together a refreshing and simple cocktail. This is a delicious summer cocktail that is somewhat sweet and definitely thirst-quenching.

We made our with lime juice, but you can use lemon or a combination of the two. Because the ginger ale is a prominent ingredient it is important to go with one that stands out. That is why we recommend using Tanqueray.

The Gin Buck
Yields one cocktail

1.5 ounces gin (We used Tanqueray.)
Juice of half a lime or lemon
Ginger ale (We used Bundaberg.)
Lemon or lime wheel

Fill a Collins glass with ice and add the gin and lemon or lime juice.

Top with the ginger ale and stir briefly to combine.

Garnish with a lemon or lime wheel.

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