2oz rye whiskey
1oz lemon juice
0.75oz honey syrup
Muddle strawberries and lemon juice. Add whiskey and syrup and shake with ice. Double strain into a chilled highball glass and top off with ginger beer. Garnish with strawberry.
1.5oz bourbon whiskey
0.5oz lemon juice
0.5oz simple syrup
2 dashes angostura bitters
Muddle strawberry and lemon juice. Add whiskey, syrup and bitters. Shake with ice and double strain into a chilled highball glass. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with strawberry.
The planets must have aligned today. Bevmo had a sale on Bulleit and Safeway had a “Just For You” deal on strawberries. The value was too great to resist.
Both of these drinks have similar names, similar construction and similar taste. I’ve had the Daiquiri in my todo list ever since I first made a batch of honey syrup and we just tried the Buck at singlebarrel. Both builds are very approachable, even for people who are not the biggest whiskey enthusiasts (e.g. me). It’s fruity and light but you can still definitely taste the whiskey backbone.
In a twist of cruel fate, I learned that while Bulleit Boubon Whiskey is produced in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, the Rye Whiskey is actually produced in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. So maybe we should call this drink the Indiana Daiquiri.