Saturday, March 18, 2017


3/4 oz Applejack (Laird's)
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Rye Whiskey (Old Overholt)

Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a lemon wedge.

After my shift two Saturday nights ago, I reached for Sasha Petraske: Regarding Cocktails for a nightcap. There, I paused upon Joseph Schwartz's recipe for the Turnpike created at Milk & Honey. The name for this split spirits Sour refers to the highway that links New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the homes of Laird's and Monongehela-style rye whiskey, respectively. Overall, it was a formula and flavor combination that could do no wrong.
The Turnpike shared a lemon aroma from the garnish that worked well with the apple and malt bouquet. Next, apple and lemon on the sip led into rye whiskey and more apple flavors on the swallow. No surprised here, but it was definitely an enjoyable Sour.

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