Presbyterian - Blackened American Whiskey

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The history of this classic is a bit unclear, so it’s hard to tell how it came to be named after a church. We do know that at the end of the 1800’s ginger ale was being mixed with brandy. Around that time, Europe saw its grapevines wiped out due to an insect infestation…so whisky seemed like an easy substitute for brandy. As it made its way across the pond to America, the main ingredient would again be substituted, this time with bourbon or other American whiskeys. We may not be sure of how this classic got its name, or exactly sure how whisky ended up in the mix, but we are absolutely positive that Blackened, with its savory rye, sweet bourbon and brandy finishing, is the perfect spirit for this cocktail!

INGREDIENTS

  • .5oz (15ml) Lime Juice
  • .75oz (20ml) Ginger Syrup
  • 2oz (60ml) Blackened Whiskey
  • Top with Soda Water
  • Lime Zest

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients to shaker (except soda water).
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Double strain into highball glass.
  4. Add ice and top with soda water.
  5. Garnish with fresh lime zest.

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