Kentucky Buck

Kentucky Buck

July 15, 2021

The Kentucky Buck is an extremely accessible bourbon cocktail. To wrap up our little month of bourbon cocktails we figured, what could be better? It’s got tons of fruit forward flavor with a nice little hint of spice from the ginger simple syrup. The bourbon comes in to add a lot of warm depth to a cool drink, but blends into the mix instead of being a pronounced flavor. Since more fruit is coming into season this is a perfect time to whip up one of these beauties. Refreshing and delicious, good luck stopping at one. And once you’ve made yourself the ginger simple syrup, you can add it to sparkling water with a splash of *place favorite shrub here* and you’ve got yourself a healthy soda alternative you can enjoy all day!


Be sure to let us know what you think about this fun cocktail.

RECIPE

Kentucky Buck


Ready in 4 minutes

Serves 1 drink


Ingredients

Kentucky Buck


Ginger Simple Syrup

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Thin Sliced Fresh Ginger

Preparation

Kentucky Buck

  1. Place the strawberries into a cocktail shaker and muddle.
  2. Add the other ingredients with ice and shake for 20 seconds.
  3. Double strain into a collins glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with some sparkling water.
  5. Add garnish.

Ginger Simple Syrup 

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add the sugar and the ginger to the liquid.
  3. Turn down heat and cover the pot, let the contents simmer for fifteen minutes.
  4. Take off the heat and let the ginger steep for 1 hr.
  5. Strain and store in the fridge.

Tips

Tap the fine mesh strainer with the bottom of the cocktail shaker once the strainer is full. This tapping helps to jostle the liquids through the mesh strainer faster.


If you let the ginger steep longer the ginger “spice” will be more pronounced. Taste the mix as the time goes on to get it just right for your preferences.



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