Shanghai Buck Cocktail

Shanghai Buck CocktailRecipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
Billy Ngo, now chef at Kru, a Japanese restaurant in Sacramento, shared this recipe inspired by his previous restaurant, Red Lotus. Skip the rum, and you've got a good virgin option.


Serves 2
Total time: 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 260
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Protein 0.1 g
Fat 0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Sodium 12 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon aromatic bitters such as Angostura
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup light rum (optional)
12 ounces ginger beer


Put 2 tsp. ginger, 1/2 tsp. bitters, and 1 tsp. juice into each of 2 tall cocktail glasses. Fill both glasses with ice. Add rum (if using), dividing evenly, and top each glass with ginger beer.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.