Ryed On The Roof
This cocktail quickly became a favorite for both our guests and myself. Dickel Rye uses a process called chilled charcoal mellowing, which makes the whiskey smoother in taste. The sugar maple charcoal is what gives this drink that wonderful character that matches the earthy qualities of the espresso so well.
The key to stirring the ice is getting just a bit of water to pull all the flavors together while still chilling the drink, but then stopping in time by removing the ice so not to dilute it too much. Adding a large block of ice to a cold drink prevents further dilution and simply keeps the drink cold. The lemon zest complements the espresso and the orange zest complements the rye. A perfect drink for any time of the year!