Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
This drink dates back to the 1890s. Distinguishing feature: after being squeezed to extract the juice, the citrus shell is traditionally put in the glass.
- Squeeze lemon juice into chilled glass filled with ice cubes; drop in lemon shell.
- Add in gin; top with ginger ale, stirring gently.
- Garnish with lemon slice.
- *Apple Buck: substitute apple brandy for the gin; add a slice or spear of candied ginger.
- *Brandy Buck: substitute brandy for the gin; add 1 ½ teaspoon white creme de menthe; garnish with 3 seedless grapes.
- *Greek Buck: substitute Mextaca for the gin; add 1 teaspoon ouzo; garnish with lemon slice.
- *New Orleans Buck: substitute 2 tablespoons orange juice plus 1 tablespoon lime juice for the lemon juice; substitiute rum for the gin; garnish with lime slice.
- *Orange Buck: substitute 2 tablespoons orange juice plus 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice for the lemon juice; garnish with orange slice.
- *Peach Buck: substitute vodka for the gin and add 1 ½ tablespoon peach brandy; garnish with peach slice.
This was GOOD! I only looked this up because I forgot the proportions, but had never put the half-lemon in the actual drink. This made a huge difference... it's the best gin buck I've ever had! Thank you!