Buck the French Recipe

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Created by: Ron Oleksa, Bar Manager, The Cellar at Duckworth’s, Charlotte, NC.


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ground ginger
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • 1 ounce Bluecoat gin
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters


  1. Place all ingredients, except the Prosecco and bitters, in a large shaker.
  2. Add ice. Shake hard for 15-20 seconds.
  3. Double strain into mule mug.
  4. Top with Prosecco and the two dashes of Angostura bitters.

Inspiration: This drink was based on the classic French ’75 Champagne cocktail.

Photo credit: Jamey Price with QC Exclusive and Taps and Snaps