In honor of deer season going on now. We know that deer stands are a cold, bitter place to be in the morning. After you have bagged the prized buck, celebrate with this recipe that is sure to warm the soul.

A slight change to the classic Whiskey Buck, a Kentucky Buck combines strawberry with bourbon, citrus, bitters, and ginger beer for a sweet taste of Kentucky.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 strawberries, hulled
  • 1.5 oz. 1:1 simple syrup
  • 2 oz Kentucky bourbon
  • 0.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • Strawberry, to garnish
METHOD
  1. Muddle strawberries with the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the bourbon, lemon juice, and Angostura bitters.
  3. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 10–15 seconds.
  4. Double strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice and top with ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with a fresh strawberry.
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