We're big fans of rye whiskey, so when we tried the Rye & Ginger at BlackTail, we knew we had to get the recipe. For this cocktail, rye whiskey is mixed with fig syrup, amaro, lemon sherbet and ginger ale for a sipper that's equally sweet and spicy. The best part: It batches easily for a crowd.
If you're not familiar with malic acid, it's a powder that causes the sour flavor in fruits and can be found at most specialty spice stores. It adds the perfect tartness to this cocktail, but you can easily substitute lemon juice to get those same puckering notes.
Rye & Ginger CocktailRecipe adapted from Jesse Vida, BlackTail, New York, NY
Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes, plus cooling time
Total Time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time