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|Alcohol common in this class of cocktail|
|Served||On the rocks; poured over ice|
any common garnish may be used
|Standard drinkware||Collins glass|
|Commonly used ingredients|
|Preparation||may be mixed or muddled if mint, syrups, or fresh fruit is added; shaken vigorously with ice then strained into the glass. Topped with ginger ale or ginger beer.|
- Rum buck, also called a Jamaica buck or Barbados buck to indicate the origin of the rum. A Shanghai buck is made with light rum. Adding lime to a Dark 'N' Stormy creates a rum buck.
- Gin buck, also known as a London buck or a Ginger Rogers (after the actress of the same name)
- Whiskey, scotch, or bourbon buck
- Vodka buck, also known as a Moscow mule, invented in Los Angeles, California and largely responsible for the popularity of vodka in the United States from the 1940s through 1960s.
- Variations using brandy and other liquors
- Addition of syrups, different types of juice, fresh ginger, mint, and various garnishes
- Camper English (2009-07-24). "Ginger beer gives a buck more bang". San Francisco Chronicle.
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