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Christmas Kentucky Buck

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  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


A festive and vibrant drink made with bourbon and cranberry juice.


Units Scale
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup or ginger syrup
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • fresh cranberries (for garnish)



  1. Combine bourbon, juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into an old fashioned glass with crushed ice. Top with soda, and garnish with fresh cranberries.

Ginger Simple Syrup

  1. Place 1 + 1/3 cups water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Peel thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger and cut into smaller chunks. Add ginger to water and turn the heat down to low. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes. Then remove ginger and stir in 1 cup of white sugar until completely dissolved. Refrigerate simple syrup and use as needed.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 275
  • Sugar: 36.7 g
  • Sodium: 2.4 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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