Created by Erick Castro of Polite Provisions, in San Diego, California, the Kentucky Buck is aptly named for the state’s spirit. It’s a refreshing rendition of the traditional buck with the addition of strawberry and fresh lemon juice. These make this bourbon-based cocktail ideal for enjoying on a lazy summer afternoon.
The Kentucky Buck is slightly reminiscent of the gin-based Florodora, which mixes muddled raspberries with fresh lime juice and ginger ale.
We admit that there’s hardly anything “Kentucky” about this drink when the bourbon is removed. However, mixing a muddled strawberry, fresh lemon juice, and ginger beer creates an exciting and refreshing spirit free drink.
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