Stir the rye, Besamim, and 3 cloves with ice for 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with one large cube. Place 4 drops of black pepper tincture on the ice and give it a stir. I cut the orange and ginger into heart shapes and then used the cloves to anchor the ginger on top of the orange.
For Black Pepper Tincture: Place 2oz of peppercorns in 6oz of grain alcohol and let sit for 48 hours shaking occasionally. Pour mixture through a sieve, reserve liquid.
Created by Reed Sandridge of Washington, DC. Was inspired by the Besamim liqueur that Sukkah Hill makes - Besamim means spice mix in Hebrew and is true to its name. A perfect drink for Hanukkah or any winter evening.