Ingredients: 2 oz. apple flavored gin, 4 oz. ginger ale, lemon wedge
Directions: Squeeze the juice from the lemon wedge into a tall ice-filled glass, add the wedge, pour the gin and ginger ale, and stir briefly.
A drink that’s elegant in its simplicity, the Gin Buck was a popular tipple during Prohibition, back when the only gin most tipplers could find was made in a bathtub. It’s not as well known today as the gin & tonic or the Tom Collins, but it’s just as tasty as either. And dare we say it, it’s tastier still with apple flavored gin—the apple notes make a perfect combo with the dry ginger ale, and the other botanicals in the gin give it a depth of flavor that belies the simplicity of the ingredients.