Ruby Rum Buck

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Bucks refer to drinks that combine lime and ginger beer, so a dark and stormy with lime is an example of a buck. In this version, I introduced aromatic bitters and homemade hibiscus syrup for extra flavor and a blush of color. Add your choice of garnish, such as a lime twist or a fresh hibiscus flower. Serve with a straw.

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 drink

Ingredients

  • 2 fluid ounces light rum

  • ½ fluid ounce hibiscus syrup

  • ½ fluid ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters (such as Angostura®)

  • ice cubes

  • 4 fluid ounces ginger beer, or more to taste

Directions

  1. Combine rum, hibiscus syrup, lime juice, and bitters in a highball glass. Add enough ice to bring liquid volume up halfway; stir to combine. Top mixture with ginger beer.

Tips

The magazine version of this recipe is prepared in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice.

Cook's Note:

To make hibiscus syrup: Bring 2 cups water, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/3 cup hibiscus flowers, 1/4 cup brown sugar, a 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, and the zest of 1 lemon to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until sugars dissolve, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let mixture steep, about 5 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer, pressing mixture to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids and store syrup in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
26g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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