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Bourbon Recipe: A Kentucky Buck

By The Bourbon Flight

A slight change to the classic Whiskey Buck, a Kentucky Buck combines strawberry with bourbon, citrus, bitters, and ginger beer for a sweet taste of Kentucky.


  • 2 strawberries, hulled
  • ½ oz. 1:1 simple syrup
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • ¾ oz  fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • Strawberry, to garnish
  1. Muddle strawberries with the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the bourbon, lemon juice, and Angostura bitters.
  3. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 10–15 seconds.
  4. Double strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice and top with the ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with a fresh strawberry.