Orange Buck

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


  1. Shake the gin, orange juice and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into and ice-filled highball or Collins glass.
  3. Slowly add the ginger ale, and gently stir.
  4. Garnish with the orange slice, and serve.
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