Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cocktail: The Ginger Ken Ten

Here's a cocktail revisiting ingredients from some recent drinks: the Corsair Triple Smoke Whiskey, which I used in The Backyard, and the Italian spirit Cynar, which appeared in Old Tom's New Twist. This drink showcases the whiskey and ginger well, so I named it "Ginger Ken Ten," since Corsair's distilleries are in Kentucky and Tennessee.

The Ginger Ken Ten

1 1/2 oz. smoked whiskey (Corsair Triple Smoke Whiskey)
1/2 oz. Cynar
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice (juice from 1/2 a lemon)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
3 oz. ginger beer
Lemon twist (garnish)

Combine whiskey, Cynar, lemon juice and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Pour into rocks glass with ice. Add ginger beer and stir to combine. Top with lemon twist.

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