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Two cocktails garnished with strawberries and lemon.

Kentucky Buck Cocktail

This bourbon or whiskey cocktail gets a fun fruity burst of flavor from a muddled strawberry. A classic Derby Day cocktail that is perfect for sipping all year long!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 227kcal


  • Muddler
  • Rocks Glasses


  • 2 ounces whiskey or bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice fresh
  • 1 strawberry halved
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces ginger beer chilled
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • lemon wheel for garnish


  • Muddle the lemon juice and half the strawberry in the cocktail shaker.
  • Add the whiskey and simple syrup. Fill the shaker 3/4 full of ice.
  • Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into an ice filled rocks glass.
  • Top with ginger beer and two dashes of bitters.
  • Garnish with the other half of the strawberry and a lemon wheel.



Use whatever bourbon or whiskey that you like. 
Always use fresh squeezed lemon juice, not bottled. 


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin C: 15mg | Iron: 1mg