Drink of the week: The Buck

From the Bombay Sapphire website, a refreshing long drink that I suggest as a novel alternative to the ubiquitous Mojito:

The Buck

1 1/2 shots Bombay Sapphire gin
1 shot freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 shot green creme de menthe

glass // 12 oz collins
method // shake first three ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. top up with gingerale
comment // a long drink with subtle flavours of ginger, mint and lemon

I read about The Buck at the Wall Street Journal (“Bacardi’s Test: Care, Feeding of Grey Goose,” an article published today discussing Bacardi’s plans for their acquired premium vodka brand and citing their success with the acquisition of Bombay Sapphire). But the WSJ had the recipe all wrong:

Bacardi also widened the array of outlets that offered Sapphire, which had been only available in small, exclusive high-end bars, and trained bartenders and wait staff on how to make cocktails such as the Buck, which combines Bombay Sapphire with lemon juice and cr