Are you a fan of Rye Whiskey cocktails? I have a confession: I wasn’t always. But that has all changed! Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s The Rye Bar has helped to change my opinion by introducing me to a series of specialty rye cocktails, each prepared with one of their featured Rye Whiskey’s and each with its own flavor profile.
The Older Fashioned Cocktail recipe features a striking and smooth Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, which has a slightly spicy, yet lighter rye flavor and a long luxurious finish. This sophisticated Rye combined with the dense and velvety Pedro Hidalgo is truly an explosion of flavor. The Pedro has hints of raisins, figs and honey which work perfectly with the addition of muddled Luxardo Cherries and oranges. I was surprised by the complexity of flavors and really enjoyed the sophistication of the drink.
I decided to let you in on the secret of this cocktail. In fact, I joined forces with staff from The Rye Bar to create a video tutorial with all the steps needed to create the Older Fashioned Cocktail. Let me know what you think on Twitter! Tweet me @CapellaDC #TheRyeBar.
1 shot Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
½ ounce Lustau Pedro Ximenez
2 Luxardo Cherries
2 Oranges Slices