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Cider Cocktail: Uncle Buck

[Photograph: Christopher Lehault]

The Uncle Buck was inspired by the fantastic Hudson Buck cocktail served at Brooklyn's The Vanderbilt. While the quantities vary slightly, the main difference in the Uncle Buck is the inclusion of sparkling cider, which adds a lightness to the cocktail and a slight effervescence to help refresh the palate.

Be very delicate when using the Allspice Dram in this cocktail. A single drop adds an incredible complexity to the drink but any more than that can start to make things bitter. It's best to err on the side of caution.

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