Rye Smile in a Birch Forest

Rye Smile in a Birch Forest 2 oz Michter’s US 1 Single Barrel Straight Rye 0.5 oz Foss Björk Birch Liqueur 1/2 tsp birch syrup (substitution = 1/4 tsp molasses & 1/4 tsp maple syrup) 2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters Stir to chill, then strain into a double old-fashioned glass over large ice cube. Garnish with an…

Day Drinking in the Dark

Day Drinking in the Dark 1 oz Rock Creek Rye Whiskey 1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth 0.5 oz Don Ciccio i Figli Amaro delle Sirene 0.25 oz Cointreau 0.25 oz balsamic vinegar Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange twist cut to rest on the ridge of your glass. Special glasses? Check….

Tin Fairy

  Tin Fairy 1 oz Rock Creek Rye Whiskey 1 oz Dolin Sweet Vermouth 0.5 oz Absente Absinthe Refined Liqueur 0.5 oz Stirrings Ginger Liqueur 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with an orange twist. Ten years ago today,  Lucid became the first…

The Man Who Would Not Be King

The Man Who Would Not Be King 1.75 oz Rock Creek Rye Whiskey 1.25 oz Henriques & Henriques Malvasia Madeira 1/4 tsp Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a Luxardo Maraschino Cherry. President’s Day is tomorrow. Usually I’d be thinking about sales at…

Manhattan Obscura

Manhattan Obscura 2 oz Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey 0.5 oz Bonal Gentiane-Quina 0.25 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 1 dash Angostura Bitters Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with cherry (preferably whiskey-soaked). Fall and Winter grapple for dominance as the days grow shorter. It’s the perfect time of year to go for…

Apple of my Rye

Apple of my Rye 1.5 oz Redemption Rye Whiskey 1 oz Art in the Age Root Organic Liqueur 2 oz apple cider 1.5 oz Millstone Sidra Americana Rustic Basque Style Cider Shake with ice, then strain over a large ice cube into a rocks glass. Garnish with apple wheel. This week, summer finally gave way…

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter

Three Cocktails for a Grown-up Harry Potter At midnight, Harry Potter fans got a taste of what they’ve been yearning for since they finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — more. We took our ten-year-old daughter to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She may have been more excited than we…