Whiskey Wednesday: The Kentucky Buck

This summertime weather has got us feeling some type of way over here at Lost Republic. There’s just something unbeatable about sipping on a refreshing whiskey cocktail with your feet up on a warm night. Which is why we decided to harness these good vibes and give you the perfect cocktail to complement these nice nights – the Kentucky Buck!

Now, “bucks” are a family of drinks that consist of ginger beer with a spirit and citrus – a Moscow Mule for example. The Kentucky Buck is a spin-off of the Whiskey Buck, but you swap out the whiskey for some tasty Lost Republic bourbon. The Kentucky Buck is simple, yet absolutely delicious, and is well on its way towards being a modern classic. So kick up your feet tonight and have yourself a Kentucky Buck ladies and gents!

2 oz. Lost Republic bourbon

1 chopped strawberry

¾ oz. lemon juice

½ oz. simple syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 oz. ginger beer

Strawberry slice for garnish

Begin by muddling the chopped strawberry, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Then add the bourbon, two dashes of bitters, and ice. Shake and strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with the ginger beer and garnish with a single strawberry slice.

Cheers, Pioneers!