One of the feature cocktails for Virginia Spirits Month 2017. This drink came about because I knew I wanted to create a cocktail that kept some of the traditional flavors of tiki drinks, but used rye as the base spirit. I wanted to find a way to encourage people who wouldn’t normally have a whiskey drink to try something new.
1½ oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
½ oz Allspice Dram
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz pineapple shrub
⅓ oz orgeat syrup
Shake all ingredients and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Courtesy of Melissa Smith of the Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Washington DC.