This buck variation takes things in a slightly tropical direction with the addition of pineapple juice. The ginger beer will keep things spicy enough, so use a softer bourbon that has some nice honey and vanilla notes. Higher rye mash bills or rye whiskeys will be too overpowering here. The Smooth Sailing is a good poolside/backyard/sitting-in-the-AC-because-you-have-neither thirst quencher, so we included pitcher-sized measurements too. Just pre-mix everything but the ginger beer and top off your drinks as you pour them individually.
Makes 1 drink or a batch of 8
- 1 1/2 ounces (1 1/2 Cups) Four Roses Bourbon
- 3/4 ounce (3/4 Cup) Rose's Lime Juice
- 1/2 ounce (1/2 Cup) pineapple juice
- 2 ounces ginger beer (per drink)
In a cocktail shaker with ice add the bourbon and juices. Shake well for 10-15 seconds. If you're making a batch, assemble it in the pitcher and just use a large spoon to stir thoroughly with a few ice cubes.
Pour into a pint glass or highball glass with ice and top with ginger beer. Stir gently to combine and serve with a straw.