Beach Buck

How to Make a Buck Cocktail

The Beach Buck is a delightful twist on the classic Buck cocktail. In cocktail terminology, a "buck" typically refers to a category of cocktails made with ginger ale or ginger beer, citrus juice, and a base liquor of your choice. These cocktails are known for their refreshing and effervescent qualities, making them a popular choice for warm weather sipping.

Interestingly, buck cocktails are sometimes referred to as "mules" because of the Moscow Mule's popularity. The Moscow Mule is a famous buck cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, often served in a copper mug. It's a cocktail that has gained worldwide recognition and contributed to the enduring appeal of the buck-style cocktail.


  • 30 ml Barrel Aged Gin
  • Squeeze of Lemon
  • Ginger Ale
  • Highball Glass
  • Ice


1. Prepare Your Highball Glass:
Start by choosing a highball glass and filling it with ice. The use of a highball glass and ice will keep your Beach Buck cool and refreshing.

2. Add the Barrel Aged Gin:
Pour 30 ml of Barrel Aged Gin directly over the ice in the highball glass. The choice of barrel-aged gin adds depth and complexity to the cocktail.

3. Squeeze Fresh Lemon:
Give a fresh lemon a gentle squeeze over the gin in the glass. The lemon juice adds a zesty, citrusy kick to the drink, balancing the richness of the gin.

4. Top with Ginger Ale:
Complete your Beach Buck by topping it off with ginger ale. The ginger ale adds effervescence and a hint of spiciness that complements the other flavors in the cocktail.

5. Stir Gently:
Use a long bar spoon to give your Beach Buck a gentle stir. This helps ensure that the ingredients are well-mixed and the flavors are nicely blended.

6. Serve and Enjoy:
Your Beach Buck is now ready to be enjoyed. This cocktail is a testament to the idea that great drinks don't have to be complicated. It's a refreshing and well-balanced mix of flavors that's perfect for sipping and savoring.

Whether you're relaxing by the beach or simply looking for a delightful and easy-to-make cocktail, the Beach Buck is a wonderful choice. Cheers!