Wednesday, January 4, 2017

rye hummingbird

2 oz Rye Whiskey (Sazerac)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Honey Syrup
1 tsp Green Chartreuse

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe.

Two Wednesdays ago, I selected Sasha Petraske: Regarding Cocktails and was intrigued by the Rye Hummingbird especially after recalling how well lemon, honey, and Chartreuse worked in the Board of Directors. Sasha was a big fan of tinkering with the Bee's Knees such as swapping the citrus to lime to create the Business. This encouraged Chad Solomon to add Green Chartreuse to the classic to craft the Gin Hummingbird Down, and Marcos Tello took the progression a step further by doing this rye twist.
The Rye Hummingbird Down shared a rye and floral honey bouquet with hints of Chartreuse's herbal to the nose. Next, lemon, honey, and malt mingled in the sip, and the swallow had rye transitioning to Chartreuse's herbal flavors combined with additional honey notes.

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