Once again my wife, Miranda, had the urge to spend $60 on booze to make one cocktail she had just read about… but life is to be enjoyed, right? My brother happened to stop by at just the right time (to borrow a pipe wrench) and ended up with a cocktail in the garden as well. Credit goes to Bon Appetit and creator Eyal Raziel.
5 tablespoons rye whiskey
3 tablespoons honey liqueur (such as Bärenjäger)
1/4 teaspoon orange bitters
2 orange twists
Fill 2 Old Fashioned glasses with ice. Divide rye, honey liqueur, and bitters between glasses. Stir for 5 seconds. Top with a splash of ginger ale. Garnish with orange twists.
I used Redemtion Rye, Bärenjäger (which comes in a very silly bottle), Regans’ orange bitters, and Fentimans ginger beer.
Sweet without being overly cloying, tasty, and packs a punch. I’d like to do it again with much less interesting Canada Dry ginger ale to allow more of the Rye and honey flavors through. The strong ginger of the Fentimans (while good) was too dominant in a recipe without the word ginger in the title.