Sunday, April 28, 2013
Cocktail Wednesday: Tennessee
This week's choice was another rye drink, Tennessee, this one featuring maraschino.
1 1⁄2 oz Rye
1⁄2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1 Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
Shake over ice, strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with a maraschino cherry.
The verdict: Some people apparently make it at a 1:1:1 ratio, but I think it was well-balanced with this amount, and the lemon wasn't enough to bother Scott's acid reflux. On the other hand, he felt that the rye wasn't a good match for the maraschino and lemon. We are interested in trying this again with a different rye, to see whether it was this rye in particular or rye in general. The rye we chose is unusual, as it i 100% rye, rather than simply majority rye grains used to make the whiskey.