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Irish Buck Cocktail

Happy Hour: Irish Buck

St. Patrick's Day isn't until tomorrow, but we've been celebrating all week. If you don't really have a penchant for black and tans, and the prospect of drinking whiskey straight-up isn't really your thing, then consider raising a glass with the Irish Buck.

On first sip, you'll notice immediately that this cocktail manages to highlight all three of its main ingredients: Irish whiskey, ginger ale, and lime juice. The result is a fizzy, boozy drink that's hop-free yet still channels the fighting Irish spirit. Keep reading to get the party started.

Irish Buck

Irish Buck

Irish Buck

Ingredients

2 ounces Irish whiskey
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 ounces ginger ale
Lime wedge, for garnish

Directions

Any whiskey works in this recipe, but — pardon the pun — why buck the notion of going with Irish? I used Concannon.

  1. Fill a lowball glass with ice. Add whiskey, lime juice, and ginger ale. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

Makes one drink.

Nutritional information per serving: 184 calories.

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