Christmas Kentucky Buck

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



  • 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 boil with lid on for 20 minutes. Then remove ginger and stir in 1 cup of white sugar until completely dissolved. Refrigerate simple syrup and use as needed.

Keywords: recipe, alcohol, cocktail, Christmas, Thanksgiving

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