Celebrate The Holidays with this Merry Berry Buck Cocktail

The Merry Berry Buck from Maker's Mark

“Bring a smile to someone’s face with this joyful blend of sweet, sour, tart, and spice. Cold, colorful, and batch-ready, the Merry Berry Buck is just right for the holidays.”

Recipe and Photos found here at makersmark.com.

Editor’s Note: To Make your cocktail extra festive–serve it in a holiday-themed rocks glass, like this one!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 3/4 part lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 parts cranberry juice
  • Cold ginger beer
  • Fresh cranberries and lemon wheel for garnish

Directions

  1. Add Maker’s, lemon, and cranberry juice to a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a highball glass over ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a lemon wheel.

Pro Tips

PUNCH IT UP
Editor’s Note: Click here for another fun holiday-themed punch!
Adapts nicely into a punch. Simply use an ice-filled bowl or large container instead of a shaker and stir. Increase ingredients by equal amounts, adding one part water per five parts Maker’s®. Add ginger beer to each glass just before serving.

MOCK IT UP
When cheers-ing with a nondrinker, these ingredients can be adapted into a delightful holiday mocktail. Just leave out the Maker’s®, of course.

SHAKE & BREAK
Avoid adding fizzy ingredients, like soda and sparkling wine, to your cocktail shaker. These are best poured into your glass as a finisher, just before serving.

DON’T BURST YOUR BUBBLES
A little stir is fine, but overdoing it can decrease the effervescence of your sodas and sparkling wines.