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Fall Back Cocktail | John Cusimano

Fall Back Cocktail | John Cusimano


For the Spiced Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 4 allspice berries

  • 4 black peppercorns

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 star anise

  • 1 piece orange peel

For the Cocktail:

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey

  • ¾ ounce lemon juice

  • ¾ ounce Spiced Simple Syrup (above)

  • Club soda, to top

  • Orange wheel, to garnish


Serves: 1

For the spiced simple syrup, in a small saucepan, bring all the ingredients to a simmer over low heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Continue to simmer and stir for 10 minutes to let the flavors develop. Let cool, then strain into an airtight container and refrigerate. 

For the cocktail, combine the whiskey, lemon juice and spiced simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with club soda and garnish with orange wheel.

Always drink responsibly.