Bouquet of Flavors | Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
This cocktail comes to us from @tipsyy_unicorn on Instagram. She writes:
I used the Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 80 Proof. It's a very nice sipper and honestly goes awesome as well in cocktails. Sip it and you'll have some notes of banana, toffee, chocolate, white pepper, vanilla. Make a cocktail and you'll have endless options! So here's my option!
2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 80 Proof
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz white pepper syrup*
¼ oz Giffard banana liqueur
1 egg white
Couple dashes angostura chocolate bitters and angostura aromatic bitters
Shaved chocolate garnish
Place all the ingredients in a shaker. Wet shake, dry shake, or vice versa, whatever you prefer. Then, strain into a chilled coupe, and garnish.
*White Pepper Syrup
1 cup spring water
½ cup sugar
1 bar-spoon ground white pepper
1 bar-spoon vanilla extract
1 Tbsp of rye
½ Tbsp of lemon zest
In a sauce pan, place sugar, water, pepper, and vanilla. Heat on medium-high and stir until dissolved (7-10 min). Bring down to medium-low and add rye and lemon zest. Let simmer for 4 minutes.
Cocktail and photo courtesy @tipsyy_unicorn, and used with permission.