Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Whiskey Ember

This past fall, I ordered a cocktail at a local restaurant that I have not been able to get off my mind. It was basically a spicy Old Fashioned, and the element of heat came from cayenne. It had all the trappings of the familiar classic but with a spicy finish that was a little addictive. Over the next few weeks, I tried to conjure up something similar at home, but I was disappointed every time.

When I purchased a bottle of Royal Rose's Three Chile simple syrup, it seemed time to try again. Success! This whiskey drink has just the spicy, smoky finish that I was after.

Whiskey Ember


makes 1 cocktail
  • 2 oz good whiskey
  • 1/5 oz Royal Rose Three Chile Simple Syrup
  • a couple dashes of cherry bitters
Mix everything in a low ball glass. Give it a good stir. Add ice (I prefer a single big ice cube which melts slowly). Enjoy.

13 comments:

  1. WHOA! I'd love this!!! Where did you buy that interesting simple syrup?!?!

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    1. Hi Autumn! I got mine from www.eatboutique.com but you can also get it directly from Royal Rose: http://royalroseny.bigcartel.com/

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  2. I kind of wish I could rewind to November and drink these all winter now.

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  3. Why hello there! Just in time for the weekend :)

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  4. I love everything about this, even the name of this cocktail is so enticing! I thought it was going to have some sort of smoked aspect, but the cayenne sounds perfect. I love the shots, by the way, I've been struggling with photographing cocktails, they can be so tricky.

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  5. This is a really fantastic highball glass - who makes it?

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    1. Thank you - I love these glasses, and they are actually made in France, completely affordable, and from IKEA!

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  6. Dulcie! Just last night Paul ordered some kind of "Ember" and loved it! Now here you are:) I'll have to bust this one out for P and he'll be psyched.
    Hope you're well!
    xoxo
    E

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  7. Hey! That's made in Maine, and I'm in Maine! Glad to see they're selling it out in CO!

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  8. Thank you, now I can do yourself a cocktail at home. Great

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  9. It looks just great! I am for sure will try to do this by myself. Thank you!

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  10. I love whiskey. Be sure to try your advice

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