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Kentucky Buck

Kentucky Buck
Mixologist Erick Castro of RickhouseBar – San Francisco, CA
Adapted by StarChefs.com
April 2010
Yield: 1 Cocktail

¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 medium ripe strawberries
½ ounce turbinado simple syrup
2 ounces bourbon
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Ginger beer
Lemon wheel

Fill a Collins glass with ice and reserve. Put the lemon juice and 1 strawberry into a cocktail shaker and muddle thoroughly. Add ice, simple syrup, bourbon, and bitters and shake vigorously. Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain into the reserved glass and top with ginger beer. Finely slice the remaining strawberry, then use to garnish the cocktail along with the lemon wheel.