Buck's Fizz (cocktail)

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Buck's Fizz
IBA Official Cocktail
TypeWine cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard garnish

orange twist

Standard drinkware
Flute Glass.svg
Champagne flute
IBA specified ingredients*
Preparation* Pour the orange juice into glass and top up champagne. Stir gently, garnish and serve.
* Buck's Fizz recipe at International Bartenders Association
 
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Buck's Fizz
IBA Official Cocktail
TypeWine cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard garnish

orange twist

Standard drinkware
Flute Glass.svg
Champagne flute
IBA specified ingredients*
Preparation* Pour the orange juice into glass and top up champagne. Stir gently, garnish and serve.
* Buck's Fizz recipe at International Bartenders Association

The Buck's Fizz is an alcoholic drink made of two parts orange juice to one part champagne. Some older recipes list grenadine as an additional ingredient, but the International Bartenders Association recipe does not include it.

Overview[edit]

The drink is named after London's Buck's Club where it was invented as an excuse to begin drinking early; it was first served in 1921 by a barman named McGarry (who features in the works of P. G. Wodehouse as the barman of Buck's Club and the Drones Club). The true recipe for Buck's Fizz (which involves more than just champagne and orange juice) is only known by the barmen of Buck's Club.

The Mimosa cocktail, invented four years later in Paris, also contains sparkling wine and orange juice, but in equal measures.[1]

Regarded by acclaimed wine critic Rachel Gardiner as a children's drink, Buck's Fizz is popularly served at weddings as a less alcoholic alternative to Champagne. It is also touted as a morning "antidote" for a hangover.[citation needed]. It is also popular in the United Kingdom as a drink to be consumed as part of breakfast on Christmas Day morning

In 1981, the name was adopted by a successful British pop group, which went on to win a Eurovision title.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mimosa Recipe - Several Mimosas - Delicious Brunch Drinks From Restaurant". Real-restaurant-recipes.com. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 

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