If you’re looking for a refreshing and simple cocktail, the Irish Buck cocktail is it! It’s made with just 3 ingredients.
A “buck” cocktail is one that has a spirit base, in this case, the Irish whiskey, ginger ale, and citrus. Buck cocktails are sometimes called “mules” due to the popularity of a vodka buck that is known as a Moscow Mule.
What are examples of Buck cocktails?
Gin-gin mule from Books-n-Cooks
Moscow Mule from An Affair From The Heart
Very Berry Basil Moscow Mule from Love and Confections
Meyer Lemon Bourbon Mule from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
There is a difference between Irish and American whiskeys and if you’re interested in learning, you can read about it in my Irish Coffee post.
It’s really an interesting read and not too long. I love learning about the history of things, cocktails included.
The Irish buck cocktail is a nice way to change up what you serve when entertaining. Plus it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! If you don’t have Irish whiskey it is OK to substitute American but then don’t call it an Irish Buck.
If you're looking for a refreshing and simple cocktail, the Irish Buck cocktail is it! It's made with just 3 ingredients. Cheers! #cocktailtime #happyhour
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- 2 ounces Irish Whiskey
- 3 ounces ginger ale
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Lime wheel, for garnish
- Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add Irish whiskey, ginger ale and lime juice. Stir gently and garnish glass with lime wheel.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 5 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information automatically calculated. Recipe author has not checked the calculations.