Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Rum Buck

Probably the most popular of the "Buck" series of drinks, the Rum Buck gets its name as a drink made at the Buck Club in London at the turn of the 20th century. For this cocktail, I chose dark rum, which incidentally is the same recipe as the Dark and Stormy except with ginger ale instead of ginger beer. I used Maryland's Lyon Dark Rum, and this rum is the 53% abv Sailor's Reserve batch that Lyon ages in ex-bourbon barrels. This makes the caramel rum taste more like whiskey and the high alcohol content keeps the drink tasting very dry and potent.
  • 2 oz. rum
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • ginger ale
  • lime slice
Combine rum and lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass and top with ice to fill. Top with ginger ale and stir. Garnish with lime slice. 

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