Sunday, April 26, 2020

reverend mather

1 oz Higher Proof Rye Whiskey (Rittenhouse Rye)
1/2 oz Pineapple Rum (Plantation)
1 1/2 oz Rainwater Madeira (Blandy's Verdelho)
1/4 oz Green Chartreuse
3 dash Peychaud's Bitters

Stir with ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube, and garnish with a lemon twist. Brian recommends a rye over 80° here.
Two Sundays ago, I decided to make one of the recipes that Brian Maxwell has been posting daily on his Shaker of Spirits blog called the Reverend Mather. This Manhattan riff was created in tribute to one of the leaders of the Salem Witch Trials and the early Temperance (moderation not Prohibition) movement. Once prepared, the Reverend Mather offered up a lemon and rye aroma with a sweeter note perhaps from the pineapple in the rum. Next, caramel and grape conspired on the sip, and the swallow proclaimed rye, rum, grape, and pineapple-herbal flavors.

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