2 oz Root liqueur, Art in the Age
1⁄4 oz Maple syrup (pure)
3 oz Club soda
1 spg Cinnamon stick

In a cocktail shaker, add the Root, Rye, maple syrup and 6 drops of Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters.

Dry shake until well mixed, then pour into a low ball glass full of crushed ice.

Top off with club soda, and garnish with a cinnamon stick to complete


Although the Rye brand could be adjusted, I'd suggest a 90% or higher rye build to make sure the drink isn't too sweet--the other components of the cocktail must be kept.


"Root" is based off of a “Root Tea": an herbal remedy made with sassafras, sarsaparilla, birch bark and other wild roots and herbs. Native Americans taught the recipe to colonial settlers. As it was passed it down from generation to generation, it grew in potency and complexity.

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Agreed. Cut the Root to 1oz. I also upped the maple syrup to 1/2oz. Now it's tasty! Rye & Root seem to go very nicely together. Check out Allen & Wright.