Irish Buck Cocktail

Irish Buck Cocktail

Cheers, foodie friends! It’s your lucky day. I’ve got for you a refreshing and super simple cocktail with good, basic ingredients and a tasty balance of flavor and pizazz!

Lads and lasses alike will love this one, since the only fruity flavor comes from the lime juice but it still has a hint of sweetness. A splash of ginger ale and Irish whiskey (or a little more than a splash – it’s St. Patrick’s Day after all!) make this cocktail a fun way for two to toast. Also included is a pitcher-sized recipe if you’re quenching the thirst of more than a few!

Irish Buck Cocktail

Irish Buck Cocktail

Yield: 2 drinks


  • Ice
  • 4 ounces 1/2 cup Irish whiskey
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 6 ounces 3/4 cups ginger ale
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges


  1. Fill two glasses with ice. To each glass, add 2 ounces Irish whiskey, 1 Tbsp. lime juice and 3 ounces ginger ale. Stir and garnish each with a lime wedge.
  2. Cheers!

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  1. this looks so refreshing~!!

  2. This cocktail sounds delicious! I’m not usually much of a whisky fan but combined with lime and ginger ale (two of my favourite add ins!), I think it would be amazing!

  3. Wow! A lot of alcohol and a lot of luck in there! hahaha

  4. Cheers! This is so festive. Gorgeous, Georgia!

  5. Now I know what to do with that lime sitting in my fridge! Lovely looking cocktail. Happy St. Patrick’s Day ;)

  6. This looks so refreshing and festive! Reminds me of when I was in Ireland. Lovely cocktail! :)

  7. Simple! I can do see myself enjoying a glass…or two :)

  8. my husband loves whiskey + ginger ale, so i know that he would love this! i’ll definitely have to whip up one for him this weekend – thanks!

  9. Lime drinks are always welcome here. Glad that you did the pitcher recipe and the 2 drink-something here for everybody. This is the perfect libation for St Patrick’s Day and spring-refreshing.

  10. Beautiful Georgia!!!
    This looks so fabulous and refreshing….

  11. Yep, that would do it! Happy St. Patrick’s Day Georgia :)

  12. This sounds totally refreshing with the lime juice and ginger ale not to mention the irish whiskey.

  13. Sounds like the perfect cocktail for St. Patty’s day and the warmer months ahead! Pinning now :)

  14. Is it to early for me to make one of these??? ; ))))) Delish.

  15. Well, let’s see… It’s 6pm Ireland time, so I’d say go ahead!! ;)

  16. Sounds delicious! Refreshing and great color!

  17. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful, refreshing drink! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or just for this wonderful spring weather we’re having. Love it!

  18. I’m going to make this on Saturday — I was looking for something festive and easy. Thanks!

  19. Oh this sounds delicious and I love how simple it is. I get overwhelmed easily with cocktails! I wish I had this when I was in Ireland last spring, it would’ve beat the many beers I tried and tried and tried to love to no avail!

  20. Simple and festive! I love this :)

  21. I may not be allowed to drink cocktails but I sure can appreciate them – so refreshing looking :D
    And festive!

    Choc Chip Uru

  22. Scrumptious cocktail.
    :-) Mandy

  23. Whew…I got all warm inside just thinking about drinking this!! YUM!
    (p.s..I highlighted your cupcakes on my blog this morning.. linked it back to you of course!!)

  24. If it is not so late at night here, I will go make this cocktail right now:D

  25. I have a feeling this cocktail would go down really easy! It looks wonderful. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  26. I’m intrigued by this–I’m not a huge whiskey drinker, but think it might be tempered by the lime and ginger ale.

  27. This looks perfect – manly enough to put a wee bit of hair on your chest, yet with the lime and ginger ale…I think it would be relatively tamed. Looks great!

  28. I love cocktails.. and being that it is friday, it is my cocktail day. looks awesome, anything with lime tastes so good. happy friday!

  29. I am definitely IN on this one. Easy, refreshing and definitely a good, strong hit. :)

  30. What a festive cocktail! Happy St. Patty’s Day to you~

  31. I love that it’s made with ginger ale! Great drink for the St. Patrick’s day weekend!

  32. It sounds like a perfect drink! I like the lime and ginger ale in it. :-)

  33. Sounds fantastic! You had me at whiskey, lime juice, and ginger ale :)

  34. This sounds so good! I would love to drink a few of these tonight!

  35. I’m such a sucker for gingery drinks and I especially love this combined with lime! You coudl definitely get me to like whiskey thsi way.

  36. Cheers! The flavors in this sound so refreshing.

  37. Great cocktail…very festive :)
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  38. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What a fun drink, sounds delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

  39. Yum! This looks so refreshing!!

  40. That’s wonderful! A fantastic St. Paddy’s cocktail :)

    Love your little shamrock napkin too, so cuto!

  41. This does sound good, I’m pinning it!

  42. I love love love ginger ale and I am pretty sure I have all of this. We are about to grill so I might actually make this right now! Yum:-)

  43. I am having one of these right now (minus the lime wedge). I am *in love*! Don’t tell my wife about this, though.

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