Orange Buck Recipe
The first use of the term “buck” when referencing the American dollar dates back to the mid-1700s, prior to the dollar being minted. During this period, deer skins were a common item of exchange and the term “buck”, the reference to the male deer, was used to negotiate transactions. For example, a cask of whiskey during this period was typically sold for five bucks, meaning five buck skins.
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 4 ounces ginger ale
- Orange slice, to garnish
- Shake the gin, orange juice and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Strain the contents of the shaker into and ice-filled highball or Collins glass.
- Slowly add the ginger ale, and gently stir.
- Garnish with the orange slice, and serve.