After a long, long, long week that drained me both mentally and emotionally, it was time for a cocktail. I’m not usually someone who drinks under stress or even depression (I prefer drinking my happiness away, thank you very much) but the weather was perfect for a daytime cocktail and the sunlight was perfect for shooting some photos.
Essentially a Daiquiri with rye replacing rum (or a whiskey sour using lime), this drink is originally called a Rye Shake. I couldn’t find too much information about the origin (other than the recipe being in Here’s How) but the drink is so simple and to the point that there’s no telling where it could have come from. It’s weirdly refreshing – the lime juice really brings out the spiciness of the rye and gives it a little kick. Does it compare to a really whiskey sour or a daiquiri? No, not really but consider the Rye Shake to be a little sister. It’s almost there. If you have some mint on hand, try adding that to the mix, I think it’ll do wonders.
Rye Shake (AKA the Rye Daiquiri)
What you’ll need:
- 2 oz rye whiskey
- 1 oz lime juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
What to do:
Add all ingredients to a shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass (I used a coupe).