2 oz Rye, Knob Creek
1⁄2 oz Averna
1⁄2 oz Ginger syrup (see note)

Stir until well chilled (~30 seconds), then strain into a rocks glass with a big ice cube. Garnish with an Orange Peel (flamed optional) and/or Candied Ginger.


*Ginger simple syrup
Heat 1 cup water in a saucepan to a slow boil, then add 1 cup sugar, 1/8 tsp Creme of Tarter and stir until completely dissolved. Add 2 oz Ginger that is peeled and thinly sliced (~3/4 cup), then gently simmer uncovered, for 30 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool a bit before straining into a mason jar and refrigerate.
Should keep for 2-3 weeks.


As a cocktail enthusiast, Dave wanted to learn how to make a great, balanced, cocktail, and this is one of his experiments created in 2020 that became popular.

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Dave Broderick, Boozing with Boomers (YouTube channel), West Chester, PA
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