Your weekend cocktail: the Kentucky Buck

Are you a man who loves bourbon but still craves something refreshing during these steamy summer days? Have we got the summer cocktail for you! The delicious and refreshing Buck is a category of cocktails that blend ginger beer or ginger ale with citrus and spirit. You may very well come across a Gin Buck—an increasingly popular throwback cocktail—in your tippling adventures, but today we are focusing on that golden elixir, Kentucky bourbon. You’ll be a celebrated drink maestro when you hand out a few of these at your next barbecue (and of course we mean real barbecue).

Kentucky Buck


  • .5 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Medium strawberry
  • 1.5 oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • .5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Ginger beer
  • Lemon & strawberries, for garnish


  • In a shaker, muddle the lemon juice and strawberry.
  • Add the bourbon, simple syrup and bitters, and fill with ice.
  • Shake, and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Top off the glass with ginger beer
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel and a thinly sliced strawberry.
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