The Argonaut Cocktail

The Argunaut Cocktail

Courtesy Joel Schmeck, Irving Street Kitchen, Portland, OR

This cocktail calls for an aromatic white blend from Greece, Assyrtiko, to to balance rye whiskey and bring together a tall, refreshing sipper.

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  • 1 ounce Domaine Sigalas 2015 Assyrtiko/Athiri
  • 1 ounce Bulleit Rye
  • ½ ounce honey syrup (2 parts honey to 1 part hot water)
  • ¼ ounce Torani Amer
  • ¼ ounce lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur
  • Long lemon twist, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients except garnish. Shake well, and double-strain into a Collins glass over crushed or pebble ice. Garnish with a long lemon twist.

Published on November 4, 2016
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