Blueberry Buck, my favorite cocktail recipe hands down!
So many things in about this cocktail recipe, the blueberry buck that I enjoy! It’s so light and refreshing and has the perfect blend of flavors.
This is one of those recipes with blueberry vodka that isn’t overly fruity or sweet but is balanced with lime and is sweetened to your liking with a basic simple syrup.
I had this version of a blueberry buck at Marlow’s Tavern and enjoyed it so much that I had to figure it out to make so I could share it with friends and family.
What’s the difference between a Moscow Mule and a Buck?
It’s all in the name. A Moscow Mule and a Buck are basically the same, although there are plenty of theories as to the origin, at the end of the day they are both interchangeable.
Cocktail drinks which are made with any spirit, citrus, and ginger beer or ginger ale used to be known as a Buck. Now, this drink is better known as a Moscow Mule.
Learn more about the Buck cocktail here article for a short and sweet version.
For this vodka recipe, I recommend Smirnoffs Blueberry Vodka, it’s a lovely smooth vodka and has a gorgeous blueberry flavor and aroma. For the ginger beer, I’ve used Fever Tree’s Ginger Beer, my personal favorite! If you are unable to find these brands, you may need to adjust the amounts given in this recipe, as this recipe is based on using those particular brands.
For other cocktail recipe ideas, you might enjoy trying one of these:
- Lemon and Fig Rum Cocktail, a great rum cocktail recipe that makes a wonderful nightcap.
- Pomegranate Daisy Cocktail, a beautiful cocktail, perfect for the holidays!
- Scarlet O’Hara Cocktail Punch, perfect for a crowd and made with Southern Comfort.
- 2 ounces blueberry vodka
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces ginger beer
- 1 lime wedge
- 4 blueberries, to garnish
- Nutmeg, freshly grated
- In a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and add the blueberry vodka, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Give it a good shake. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
- Top up drink with ginger beer, and squeeze the lime wedge into drink. Garnish with the blueberries and freshly grated nutmeg, serve immediately.
Make blueberry ice cubes. You can freeze blueberries in an ice cube tray, by simply adding a single blueberry in each cube and topping with water then freezing overnight.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 199Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.