“When people ask me for a shaken whiskey cocktail, I find that it’s important to not lose the flavor of the whiskey among the citrus or other components,” says Phil Olson. Here, he shakes High West Double Rye, a blend of young and old rye whiskies, with génépy, honey and lemon and tops it all with sour beer and fresh thyme. The herbal flavors play off the young rye’s floral notes, while the honey brings out the sweetness of the older spirit.
- 1 1/2 ounces rye, preferably High West Double Rye
- 1/2 ounce génépy
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice
- 1/4 ounce honey syrup (2:1, honey:water)
- Flanders sour red/brown ale, preferably Petrus Oud Bruin
Garnish: fresh thyme
- Add the whiskey, génépy, lemon juice and honey syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
- Strain over ice in an Old-Fashioned glass.
- Top with beer and garnish with fresh thyme.