Wednesday, July 8, 2015

kentucky shuffle

1/2 oz Rittenhouse 100 Rye
1/2 oz White Horse Scotch
1 oz Meletti Amaro
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 barspoon Ginger Syrup
2 dash Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a Collins glass. Fill with ice, top with soda, and add a straw.

While at Spoke, Davis Square lost power, and Spoke's circle lights on the bar and the rest of their electricity went out. One table had sat down and ordered drinks, and when the power went out, they left. That caused a cocktail, the Kentucky Shuffle, to need a home. Therefore, bartender Chris Danforth donated this orphan to me. While I did learn that it was Chris' recipe, I did not inquire about the name. Perhaps it started as a Kentucky Buck with part of the whiskey swapped for amaro and the rest of the Bourbon swapped for rye and Scotch?
The Kentucky Shuffle began with a lemon oil aroma. A carbonated lemon, malty and caramel sip gave way to whiskey, floral, and herbal notes on the swallow with a ginger finish.

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