This rye-based cocktail with tart cherry juice is the perfect way to celebrate those most delicious of summer berries. The tart cherry juice, the sour lime juice, the caramel sweetness and tangy spice of the Black Pepper Rich Simple Syrup all marry beautifully with the spicy kick of rye whiskey to create a sublime summer afternoon tipple.
What’s that? You’re stuck in the bitterly cold throes of winter and there’s no sunshine to be had? This cocktail can’t bring the summer, but it can warm the coldest of bones; forget the ice and heat everything up and you’ve got yourself an incomparable toddy and a steadfast friend to lean on until the ices thaw.
- ½ oz Black Pepper Rich Simple Syrup
- 2 oz rye whiskey
- 2 oz tart cherry juice
- ½ oz lime juice
Shake all ingredients together and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Call a friend and tell them what they are missing out on.
Recipe and photo reprinted with the permission of Alex Sorenson