This Irish Buck Cocktail is a bright mix of smooth Irish whiskey, ginger ale, and lime juice and it’s sure to make you want to dance!
So since I’ve been on Weight Watchers (about three weeks now), I’ve only been drinking water. But when we went to a wedding last weekend, I splurged a little and got to enjoy a few cocktails. Now, if you’ve read my About page or remember my Little Ass Kicker Punch or Black Cherry Bourbon Hot Chocolate, then you know I’m a whiskey and bourbon girl. I decided to try out a new to me cocktail at the wedding, an Irish Buck. The Buck family of cocktails are pretty basic, they have a base spirit paired with ginger ale or beer and a splash of citrus. The most popular of the Buck family is probably the Moscow Mule with a vodka base, but it’s time for it to let some of the others shine. As soon as I had one, I was hooked. This is definitely my new drink of choice when I’m out. It’s simple, it’s flavorful, and it makes me hilarious.
Okay, so about that hilarious part. The day of the wedding was a little bit crazy, I did eat breakfast but hadn’t eaten anything else since. So having a bourbon and coke and two of these during cocktail hour (the bar tender was pretty generous with the Jameson by the way), put me in my happy place pretty fast. Matt made me eat a bunch of crackers before I could have my second one (he’s always looking out for me) and he made me wait until dinner for my third.
And now I sound like a total lush… but I’m really not, promise. Okay, so back to that hilarious part. At one point, probably about the time I ordered that third one, Matt told me I was one drink away from being unconscious and cocktail hour wasn’t even over with. So I texted him, even though he was standing right next to me, and said “I’m not one drink away from being unconscious, I’m one drink away from being hilarious!”. He laughed and told me I was cute. Needless to say, he still made me wait. But this little round of cocktails was just what I needed to unwind from a less than stellar week and get my dance on all night long, in four inch heels mind you!
So maybe you didn’t find that that hilarious, but in my “three drinks in” mind it was pretty funny. Either way, this is a great cocktail with simple ingredients that’s super easy to make right at home! So get on it and get dancing!
- 2 oz. Irish Whiskey
- 3 oz. Ginger Ale
- Splash of Lime Juice
- Lime Wedges
- Fill tall glass about ¾ of the way with ice. and a lime wedge or two.
- Pour whiskey over the ice.
- Add ginger ale and a splash of lime juice.
- Garnish edge with another lime wedge.