There’s no way to really explain the Rye Gin Linger – it’s a hot, boozy potpourri of alcohol and a touch of lemon. Definitely one to linger over! I’m not really sure how we came up with this, but it may or may not have been after a few attempts.
Bust out the Rye Gin ( St. Georgeis a great one), Brandy, and Sweet Vermouth. And a hint of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Rye Gin has some amazing dry and malty flavors, and is easily interchanged with some rye whisky recipes. I suggest a Brandy that isn’t flavored with apricots, pears, or another fruit. Go pure! There are lots of craft brandy bottles available.
Rye Gin Linger
- 1 Oz. Rye Gin
- 1 Oz. Brandy
- 1 Oz. Sweet Vermouth
- 2 Dashes Angostura bitters
- .25 Oz. Lemon juice
- This is super easy! Combine all of your ingredients in the cocktail shaker.
- Add ice to your shaker and give it a whirl!
- Strain into your fanciest of fancy glasses.
Other fancy libations with rye gin, brandy, or sweet vermouth!
On making the Rye Gin Linger
This started as an experiment to see if we could slide some rye gin into a cocktail. We already knew that gin and brandy was good, and that brandy and sweet vermouth was good. So here you have it.
The first iteration was without lemon juice – which was a big NO for me – just too much booze and not enough not booze at the same time. The lemon juice just sort of smooths out the rough edges and melds it all together.
This is an aromatic and flavorful drink that needs no garnish, but if you want a kick of something more, add a dehydrate fruit wheel. You can easily make them yourself!