Forrest Gump

Hi Rye Whiskey

Run, Forrest, run…and grab this winter riff on the Manhattan Cocktail from PostModern Spirits. The tasting room team at PostModern has subbed the traditional sweet vermouth in a Manhattan with Spiced Honey and Chai Syrups, for a full-flavor rye whiskey cocktail.

Glass:

Rocks

Ingredients:

Hi, Rye Whiskey 2 ounce
Chai Syrup* 0.5 ounce
Spiced Honey Syrup** 0.5 ounce
Earl Grey*** 0.25 ounce
Orange Bitters 3 dash

Garnish:

Orange Twist

Method:

Shake with Ice & Strain into rocks glass with large cube. Garnish with orange twist.

* Chai Syrup – Heat 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar and 2 chai tea bags until boil. Remove from heat and steep for at least 10 minutes. Remove tea and retain liquid.

**Spiced Honey Syrup – Heat .75 cups honey with 1 cup water, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1 T Cardamom, 1.5 inch piece fresh ginger root, .5 Vanilla Bean, 1 Rosemary Sprig, Zest of .5 Orange. Steep for at least 10 minutes, strain solids and retain liquid.

***Earl Grey Tincture – Steep 2 Earl Grey Tea Bags in Grain Neutral Spirit for 2 weeks.

Tasting Notes:

Perfect meld of rye and chai spices

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