As a huge fan of rye and whisky, I always tend to gravitate towards drinks based on either of them (or Bourbon actually) and this is one of those excellent drinks.
On a recent trip, Karlynn picked me up this beautiful rye from Park Distillery in Banff. What makes it so good? It’s completely clear when you get it, absolutely no tint whatsoever (which is kind of cool). The distillery also sells smoked wood infuser sticks (don’t quote me on the name) which you put into the bottle in order to let the flavor seep into the rye (you can see it in the bottle in the pic above). In a week or so, you have a very smooth, deliciously smokey rye.
For those who want to get their hands on this great Rye, here’s a graphic I grabbed from their site with more info (click the pic to head to their website and learn about their other products and how to get them as well):
Let me just explain something to you… I don’t normally drink rye on the rocks but this stuff.. my goodness, it is one of the smoothest drinking ones I’ve had. It’s almost cruel mixing it with something else but for the greater good, I chose to do so for this recipe.
So enough of me ranting about how good this is, let’s get on with the recipe shall we?
Fill a high-ball cocktail glass halfway to the top with ice (If you have sweet pheasant cocktail glasses like us, they make it taste even better, no really). Add the delicious Glacier Rye (or some lesser rye if you must…), ginger beer and lime juice to the cocktail glass andstir with a spoon or a stirring stick. As for the Ginger Beer, it’s important to find one you like to drink plain first as some of them will burn your tongue or have an overly peppery taste to them.
Garnish with a lime, grab a friend and enjoy. Alternatively, you can just drink both glasses yourself, who am i to judge? I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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- 2 ounces Rye
- 4 ounces ginger beer
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Fill a high-ball cocktail glass halfway to the top with ice.
- Add the rye, ginger beer, and lime juice to the cocktail glass.
- Mix with a stirring stick, then top with a lime.