RBS Special Cocktail
A whiskey distilled from a grain mash that contains at least 51% rye, a grass and member of the wheat tribe 'Triticeae.'
A sweet, colorless liqueur flavored with caraway seed, cumin, and fennel. Originally the word kummel was a somewhat generic term in German, Dutch, and Yiddish meaning both caraway and cumin.
The most common fruit juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; pure citric acid. Lemon juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
A commonly used syrup made from pomegranate juice, characterized by a flavour that is both tart and sweet, and by a deep red colour. Coming from the French spelling of pomegranate, 'grenade.' To make it yourself (don't buy it premade) combine 100% pomegranate juice (like the Pom Wonderful brand) with equal parts sugar by mass. We always use 1:1 syrup unless otherwise noted in the recipe itself.
Shake all with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. #shake #straight
Adapted from David Wondrich created for NY’s RBS Gazette.