Last night was the series finale of Mad Men which means I needed a good cocktail. After way too much careful thought I landed on the classic New York cocktail, both because I thought it was fitting and because it was strong enough to dull the emotions that the show evokes within me.
This whiskey based drink is one of those cocktails that have been around for like 100 years, but isn’t very en vogue right now. It should be though. It’s almost like a whiskey sour but sweeter and less tart. I like to use Rye, but you can use whatever whiskey or bourbon floats your boat.
2 ounces Rye Whiskey
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 splashes of Grenadine
1 piece orange peel
Shake well with ice and strain. Serve with a twist of lemon peel.
Makes 1 drink