Drink of the Day: New Orleans Buck

August 20, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

One great thing about doing this blog are the great people you get to meet while doing it.  I had the opportunity to have a couple cocktails with Ami Jenkins and her husband, Eric, last night.  They flew in from New Orleans to visit with their son, who happens to be a minor league umpire and was working a series here in Akron, Ohio.  This Drink of the Day goes out to them.  Thanks for taking a couple hours out of your schedule to meet up with me!

As most of you know, I find most of the cocktails I use on here, via internet and bar books.  This is one of those, so I don’t really know why this is named after the Big Easy.  I do know, however, that this is one refreshing beverage and will go down nicely on a hot summer’s day.  A perfect treat for those who are fighting the humidity.

Enjoy your day.  Make it a great one with a good state of mind and even better attitude.  Cheers!

 

New Orleans Bucknew orleans buck 1

1 1/2 oz. White Rum

1 oz. Orange Juice

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

Ginger Ale

 

Method:  Combine all ingredients, except ginger ale, in a mixing glass with ice.  Cap with a tin and shake to blend.  Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.  Top off with ginger ale.  Add a lemon wheel on the rim of the glass for garnish.

 

This Day in History:

1977 – The space probe, Voyager 2 was launched.  It still explores to this day, now over 7 billion miles from Earth.

1980 – Italian Reinhold Messner accomplished an amazing feat when he became the first person to solo ascent Mount Everest.  What’s even more amazing is that he accomplished this feat without the use of oxygen.

2000 – Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship, becoming the first person since Ben Hogan to win three majors in one year.

Notable Birthday:

Television news reporter, Connie Chung was born on this date in 1946.

Notable Quote:

“Great lives never go out, they go on.”  –  Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States, who was born on this date in 1833.

 

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