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Gin Buck Cocktail

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The Gin Buck Cocktail is a simple but delicious drink built with gin, lime juice, and ginger beer!

Gin Buck Cocktail Info

A style of cocktail known as the buck contains a spirit, citrus, ginger ale, or ginger beer. The name comes from the Horse's Neck, a glass of nonalcoholic ginger ale (bourbon was added later on to this drink!). Bucks are refreshing, versatile, and popular among drinkers and behind bars. It's a great beginner's drink because it does not have any real sting and is very sweet and easy to drink.

The original bucks were made with whiskey in the mid-1800s, but you can use any spirit. You've probably had a Moscow Mule (vodka) or a Dark 'n Stormy(rum); these are all buck drinks. Other examples might contain brandy or tequila, etc.

Gin is required to make the Gin Buck. This simple, sweet, and bubbly drink were popular during the Roaring 20s and into the 40s. The Gin Buck has been overshadowed today by whiskey-based bucks, Moscow Mules, and other alcoholic beverages, but it still deserves to be on your list.

The Gin Buck cocktail is simple, but it still allows you to customize it a lot. The gin is the first. You will have a different experience depending on the gin you use! I prefer to use a good Japanese gin in mine. Then we have the ginger beer, which is more spicy and bold than ginger ale and tastes more like what people were drinking 100 years ago. Both make delicious cocktails, so try them both.

Fruit is the final ingredient. You can use lemon or lime juice, but it all comes down to personal preference. I prefer lime because it plays super well with ginger beer, in my opinion.

You can match your garnish to your juice to finish it off!

Gin Buck

The Gin Buck cocktail! A clear winner when serving a lot of people.


5 from 3 votes
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 45 ml Gin (Japanese)
  • 20 ml Lime Juice
  • 250 ml Ginger Beer


  • Add ice to a highball glass.
  • Add the gin and lime juice.
  • Top it off with a ginger beer!
  • Stir it.
  • Serve!

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Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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