Right after prohibition, James Beauregard Beam rebuilt his famous distillery in Clermont, Kentucky in a few short months. In tribute, I make the following fall drink with
Jim Beam Rye (spicy but leans to the sweeter side), so the cocktail's name makes a little more sense than most things I do. The other primary ingredient (a liqueur) in the mix is as uniquely American as its Kentucky counterpart, but made in New York State, Schoharie Mapple Jack. It's a blend of Apple Brandy with maple syrup, not overly sweet still at 65 proof- perfect for the season upon us.
1.5 oz Jim Beam Rye
1 oz Mapple Jack
.5 oz apple cider syrup (cider with half part sugar)
.5 oz lemon
2 dashes Angostura bitters
I don't know if Mr. Beam ever ventured into upstate New York, but we can combine the two, at least for a sip.
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