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!
- 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