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The Covey Rise
Firewater Public House | Saratoga, Wyoming
The marriage of ginger, citrus, star anise, tea and rye spice in Firewater Public House’s cocktail captures all the flavors of a hot toddy in refreshing highball form. An easy-to-make anise honey syrup adds lift and dimension, accompanied by pantry staples: Earl Grey tea and ginger beer.
1 ½ ounces Angel’s Envy rye
½ ounce lemon juice
¾ ounce anise honey syrup (see Editors’ Note)
1 ounce brewed Earl Grey tea
2 ounces ginger beer
Garnish: whole star anise
Shake all ingredients except for ginger beer with ice. Strain into a double rocks glass over fresh large cubes. Top with ginger beer, and garnish with star anise.
Anise Honey Syrup
½ cup sugar
½ cup honey
1 cup water
½ cup whole star anise
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce temperature and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool slightly and strain. Bottle and refrigerate.
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