By now, you surely know how we like to challenge the conventional.
Just because most Tiki Drinks are made with rum, does not mean that they have to be. To prove that point, we've invited the local Pennington's Strawberry Rye Whiskey to join us at our Tikitober event on October 3 at Track One.
If you've never had Pennington's, it's basically pure rye whiskey with natural strawberry flavors and a touch of sugar. It's great as a shot, but also surprisingly mixable too (check out all the recipes they have on their website). Unlike some other flavored spirits, it does not taste artificial (well, because it isn't).
So back to the cocktail... Like any other good Tiki Drink, this one needs fresh juices and layers of flavor. The fresh juices from white grapefruit and lemons add the 'juice,' and the spice of the rye, a little grapefruit bitters and fresh grated nutmeg the all-important layers of flavor.
2 oz Pennington's Strawberry Rye Whiskey
2 oz fresh-squeeze white grapefruit juice
1 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
1 cup crushed ice
Add Pennington's, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, bitters and ice to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and grate fresh nutmeg on top. Serve.