Basic Buck

  • Base Spirit Dealer's Choice
  • Preparation Shaken
  • Flavor Refreshing
  • Served On the Rocks

The Buck is a classic long drink, the cousin of the Highball and the Collins. It’s a simple mixed drink defined by a ginger, soda water, and a base spirit. That base can be whatever you want, but gin, rum, and whiskey are most common. Like so many other creations of the turn of the 20th century, there are many stories about the Buck’s origin, notably one involving London’s Buck Club–and they all have been discredited.

The most well known version of the buck is likely the Horse’s Neck.

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Print Recipe
Basic Highball or Buck
  1. Combine your base spirit of choice with Ginger Syrup, Lime Juice, and ice in a shaker.
  2. Shake away.
  3. Double strain into a cocktail class.
  4. Add spear/shard style ice.
  5. Top with seltzer.

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