Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Gin Cocktails

Junior Buffalo GDE

Image: Vishal Chandawarkar

“When it’s hot out—and it’s always hot in Arizona—I want something light, refreshing and sessionable,” says Clayton MacGregor, who created the Junior Buffalo GDE cocktail at Phoenix’s Pig & Pickle. (GDE stands for greatest dog/drink ever.) “It’s an homage to my late favorite dog ever, Buffalo the Bulldog, and this drink lives up to his standard of greatness.” It’s elegant, refreshing and easy to love.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “The Rickey Is the Simplest Gin Cocktail Ever. Try One of These 5 Recipes.



  1. Add all the ingredients to a Highball glass filled with ice and stir.

  2. Garnish with an orange slice.

  3. *Orange blossom soda water: Add 24 oz water, 6 oz orange simple syrup** and 2 oz orange blossom water to a SodaStream (or similar soda maker) container and carbonate.

  4. **Orange simple syrup: Bring 1 cup water and 3/4 cup granulated sugar to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add sliced peels from 3 whole oranges, and remove from heat until syrup cools. Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.