Ginger, honey, lemon, and rye whiskey come together in a spicy cocktail that
can be served straight up or over ice.
- 1/4 cup mild honey
- 2 Tbs. peeled and finely chopped fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 cups rye whiskey
- 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. lemon juice
- 1 pinch salt
- 12 thin lemon slices or 6 strips lemon peel for garnish, optional
Combine honey, ginger, and 1/2 cup hot water in blender; blend until smooth. Strain mixture through fine strainer, pressing down to extract all liquid. Discard solids.
Pour ginger mixture into large jar. Add whiskey, lemon juice, and salt. Shake gently to combine, and chill. 3. To serve: Measure out 1/2 cup liquid, and place in ice-filled shaker. Shake, and strain into martini glass or ice-filled tumbler. Garnish with 2 lemon slices, or slap lemon peel between palms, and float on top of drink, if using.