Rye Two Ways

The cocktail list at the Churchill doesn't hide bartender Mia Sarazen's motives: She wants people to drink more bourbon, more rye. There's the user-friendly orgeat-and-whiskey drink Baby's First Bourbon, and an excellent, choose-your-own-adventure rye cocktail too. The latter, made with grenadine, lemon and dry vermouth, can be ordered up, or served over ice and lengthened with Allagash white ale, the malt flavors of the beer playing up the rye's spice. For more 2012 Best Cocktails, click here.

Recipe adapted from The Churchill, Los Angeles, CA

Rye Two Ways
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Rye Two Ways from The Churchill, Los Angeles, CA
Servings
1
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Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce rye
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Miracle Mile orange bitters
  • Lemon peel
Directions
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the rye, vermouth, grenadine, lemon juice and bitters. Shake well. Strain into a coupe and garnish with the lemon peel. Serve.
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