Favorite Shots: The Rye Humor

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One intention of throwing a recent party: Make friends.

Secret other intention of throwing a recent party: Have an excuse to use some new low ball tumblers (which are my legit favorite for sew many reasons) and make up a drink for them.

Excuse me for a second while I freak out about these glasses and this drink by using trendy non-sentences:

This drink is everything. I can’t even. No. Stop.

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Thank you.

So, to business. This drink is essentially an Old Fashioned (whiskey/brandy, orange, sugar, bitters), except that I subbed in maple and grapefruit flavors to make it everything I love (rye, grapefruit, maple simple syrup, better bitters). I called it ‘Rye Humor’ because you know how I feel about wordplay.

The bitters were from Bittercube. Jamaican #2, which has tasting notes of grapefruit and hibiscus, so I thought it might complement the grapefruit twist. It did. The maple syrup might seem odd, but I promise it works. To make it, just combine two parts maple syrup to one part water, bring to a tiny simmer on the stove, then let cool.

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I also made SPHERE cubes. Ice cube pro trick that my roommate told me about: apparently, if you boil water before freezing it, it will freeze clear. Good to know. Everyone, please come back at midnight after I have boiled and frozen new ice cubes. They must be clear.

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Hi. P.S. I also made brown butter whiskey toasted walnut frosted blondies to pair with this which were the best blondies I’ve ever made, and I’m not going to blog them sry.

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Hi hi hi.

Everything, ever,

L

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