Gin Buck Cocktail Recipe

Gin Buck Nutrition Facts






Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

August 9, 2023


The Gin Buck is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 20th century. It was originally created as a variation of the Whiskey Buck, which was a popular drink during the Prohibition era. The Gin Buck quickly gained popularity due to its refreshing and easy-to-make nature. It is a favorite among gin lovers and those who enjoy a simple yet delicious cocktail.

  • The Gin Buck is believed to have originated in the United States
  • It was popular during the Prohibition era, as it was easy to make with limited ingredients
  • The cocktail has remained a classic favorite among gin enthusiasts

How Gin Buck Tastes?

The Gin Buck is a refreshing, slightly sweet, and tangy cocktail with a hint of spiciness from the ginger ale. The gin adds a subtle herbal and citrusy note, making it a well-balanced and easy-to-drink beverage.

Interesting facts about Gin Buck

  • The Gin Buck is sometimes referred to as a Gin and Ginger, due to its primary ingredients
  • The cocktail can be easily customized by adding different garnishes or adjusting the ratio of gin to ginger ale
  • The Gin Buck is a great option for those who are new to gin, as the ginger ale helps to mellow out the strong flavor of the spirit


A few good options for Gin Buck are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Recipe. How to make Gin Buck Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice
  2. Add 2 oz of gin to the glass
  3. Pour in 0.5 oz of fresh lime juice
  4. Top with 4 oz of ginger ale
  5. Gently stir the cocktail to combine the ingredients
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel

Pro Tips

  • Use high-quality gin for the best flavor
  • Chill the ginger ale before using it to keep the cocktail cold
  • Use fresh lime juice instead of bottled for a fresher taste

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What you could change in Gin Buck

  • Gin: Can be replaced with vodka for a different flavor profile
  • Ginger Ale: Can be substituted with ginger beer for a spicier kick
  • Fresh Lime Juice: Lemon juice can be used as an alternative

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Frequently Asked Questions on Gin Buck

What type of gin works best with a Gin Buck cocktail?

While any type of gin can be used in a Gin Buck, London Dry Gin is typically considered the best choice due to its balanced botanical flavors.

Is the Gin Buck primarily a summer cocktail?

While it is refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day, the Gin Buck can be enjoyed any time of the year.

What is the best ginger ale to use in a Gin Buck?

You can use any brand of ginger ale you like, but premium brands tend to have a more nuanced flavor that pairs well with the gin.

Are there any non-alcoholic versions of the Gin Buck?

Yes, you can substitute the gin with a non-alcoholic gin alternative, or you can simply omit it for a refreshing ginger and lime soda drink.

Is the Gin Buck a highball cocktail?

Yes, the Gin Buck is considered a highball cocktail as it is served in a tall glass and mixed with a large amount of non-alcoholic mixer.

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Extra information to help you make Gin Buck

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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