Summer is quickly slipping away but there's still time to indulge in some summertime cocktails and being a man who loves rye I found this gem of a drink I can enjoy while relaxing on the lounge chair soaking up some sun this Labor Day weekend. The summer rye is another drink with my new favorite liqueur St-Germain and when used in cocktails it adds so much to the flavor and gives drinks such great balance, like adding fresh herbs to a meal. Like the old commercial says, " try it, you'll like it."
God bless & Cheers,
The Summer Rye
1 1/2 oz Sazerac Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz St-Germain
1/4 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz fresh pressed apple juice (cloudy)
3/4 oz champagne
Shake all ingredients together except for the champagne in a cocktail shaker and strain into an ice filled Collins glass, top with champagne. Add cubed apples for garnish.