The Rock n Rye Cocktail

As usual I am always in pursuit of the next great Cocktail. And if you read my last (and if you didn't  you need to) post you know the rudimentary details on what a Cocktail is. So expanding on that I wanted to create a Cocktail using an old, almost extinct Spirit, Rock n Rye.

Rock n Rye is an unlikely blend of Rye Whiskey, candy syrup and an assortment of citrus and other flavors thrown in. This elixir was a barroom staple for much of the latter half of the 19th century, often taken for “what ails you.” But it all but vanished after Prohibition, save for a few bottom-shelf brands. Remember that much of the Whiskey consumed in the old west through Prohibition was "rot gut" and need a little something extra in order to be consumed.

The Rock n Rye Cocktail
1 1/4 oz Rock n Rye
1 oz Scotch
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine
1/4 oz Campari

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a Cocktail glass with ice. Fill with Club Soda
Garnish with a Lemon Twist

You should find as one of the usual suspects did that the sum of all the ingredients in this Cocktail far exceeds the taste of the individual ingredients. What you come up with is a very, very refreshing Cocktail that has a unique non-alcohol taste to be enjoyed by all.

The Professor


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