Rye Whiskey Cocktail.
1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
4 Dashes Syrup. (1 barspoon Rich Simple Syrup)
1 Glass Rye or Canadian Club Whisky. (2 oz Thomas Handy Rye)
Stir well and strain into cocktail glass. Add 1 cherry.
If the ocean was whisky,
And I was a duck,
I’d dive to the bottom
To get one sweet suck.
Well, gosh darn it, I forgot the cherry and used an orange peel instead. And I call myself a cocktail enthusiast. Well, I never said I was detail oriented.
I believe this is the 2006 edition of Buffalo Trace’s Thomas Handy Rye Whiskey. Pretty hot, so give it a nice long stir.
Rye whisky, rye whisky,
Rye whisky, l cry,
If you don’t give me rye whisky,
I surely will die.
So many of these simple cocktails are so perfectly enjoyable. It’s fun to use obscure ingredients, lots of juices, etc. But a lot of the time, even Sugar, Bitters, and water, seems a bit excessive.
But the ocean ain’t whisky
And l ain’t a duck,
So we’ll round up the cattle
And then we’ll get drunk.
With a perfectly delicious whiskey, do you really need anything else?
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.