Rum Buck
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Rum Buck
Cocktail recipe

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The Rum Buck is a cocktail that combines the rich, complex flavors of both white and dark rum, with a sweet, citrusy hint from Cointreau and lemon juice, balanced out ... more The Rum Buck is a cocktail that combines the rich, complex flavors of both white and dark rum, with a sweet, citrusy hint from Cointreau and lemon juice, balanced out by the spicy effervescence of ginger ale. Served in a brandy glass, this cocktail evokes the feel of the Caribbean with its tropical flavor profile. The addition of dark rum adds depth to the concoction, while ginger ale gives it a refreshing fizz, making it ideal for those who enjoy drinks that are both spirited and refreshing. The Rum Buck is a delightful choice for anyone looking to savor a cocktail that offers a layered taste experience and an exotic touch.
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15 key ingredients
Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Lemon
Alcohol content
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13.88% | 2.72 units *

Brandy glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Rum Buck

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients except ginger ale to an ice-filled glass
Stir ten times
Top up with ginger ale and stir once
Garnish with a lemon slice and serve
~ The trick is in balancing the lemon juice and the dark rum - you might need several attempts to get the perfect mix for your taste. ~

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Rum Buck stirred and not shaken?

The Rum Buck is stirred instead of shaken to gently combine the flavors without overly diluting the cocktail. Stirring preserves the carbonation of the ginger ale, maintaining its effervescent quality for a refreshing taste.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of rum if I don't have both white and dark rum for a Rum Buck?

Yes, you can use either all white or all dark rum if you don't have both. The taste will vary slightly; white rum will make a lighter, crisper drink, while dark rum will give it a richer, more robust flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Rum Buck for maximum enjoyment?

A Rum Buck is best served in a brandy glass over ice. Garnishing with a slice of lemon or lime can add a fresh, citrusy note that complements the spicy ginger ale and the complexity of the rum.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Rum Buck to enhance its flavor?

A slice of lemon or lime, a sprig of mint, or even a few dashes of Angostura bitters can be used to garnish a Rum Buck. These garnishes can enhance the drink's aroma and add complexity to its taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Rum Buck compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 13.88%, the Rum Buck falls into the medium category of alcoholic strength for cocktails. It's stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa but less potent than high-alcohol content drinks like a Martini.

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