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Well, the Gentlemen are in to week two of iTunes not picking up their podcast. Hopefully you’re all finding your way here and downloading them from the “Audio Files” page. Or better yet, just listen to it right here!
This time out, the Gents are bringing back an easy classic from the early 1900’s. It’s the Gin Buck and all you need are a couple of ingredients. Gin and ginger ale. It’s like a gin and tonic but with ginger ale!
The Gin Buck
2 ounces gin
3 ounces ginger ale (or to taste)
Fill a Collins glass with ice and add the gin and ginger ale. Stir briefly.
On one website, it said if you add a splash of lemon juice to this drink, it becomes a Leap Frog. The Gents added it anyway and they’re still calling it a Gin Buck! This drink is light and refreshing and you should probably be making one right now!
Next up is a variation on the Gin Buck called Get Buck In Here. This comes from the book, “Experimental Cocktail Club”. This wonderful book has cocktail recipes from their bars from all around the world. Check out their website right here. These folks have bars in London, Paris, New York and Ibiza!
Get Buck In Here
1 ounce Hendrick’s gin
1 ounce Suze
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
6 dashes of absinthe
Fever Tree ginger ale, to top up
Place all the ingredients (except the ginger ale) in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice cubes. Shake and double strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice and top up with ginger ale. Garnish with a long piece of pared grapefruit rind.
Yum, yum. The Gents did not have any grapefruit rind but this drink is still exceptional. The herbal flavour of the Suze combines with the anise flavour in the absinthe to kick this drink into a completely different cocktail realm. It’s a tasty drink that will be unlike anything you’ve ever had.
Hopefully, the Gents solve their iTunes problem soon. In the meantime, thanks for visiting and check back in two weeks for the next episode!
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