The Honeyed Homesteader

In my mind, rye and gin have an almost farmstead appeal to them, as parts of the early American distilling tradition, and their ties to the American farm (rye, because so many farmers grew it, gin because the variety of flavors ties to the ingredients on hand).  The name of this cocktail is also partially inspired by some writing I’m doing for a fantasy story, involving a fallen nobleman who’s trying to settle into the life of a farmhouse.

1.75 oz Whistlepig Farmstock Rye
1 oz Barr Hill Tom Cat barrel aged gin
0.5 oz Benedictine Liqueur
1 barspoon (approx 1/8 oz) demerara sugar
2 dashes Angostura

This is a luscious but spicy cocktail, blending around complex sweet flavors with spice.

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