A sweltering summer calls for a refreshing sip. Enjoy your favorite rye with a bit of the seasons freshest fruit.
With a palate of light vanilla cream and caramelized sugar, we think Uncle Nearest Straight Rye is a solid choice for this summertime cocktail. But any good cocktail is best enjoyed with your favorite spirit, of course.
2 oz Uncle Nearest Straight Rye (or Rye of choice)
3 lemon wedges
6 mint leaves
0.5-0.75 oz simple syrup
Directions: Combine lemon wedges, mint leaves, simple syrup and seasonal fruit in a shaker. Muddle gently to release juice and oils. Add Uncle Nearest Straight Rye and ice. Shave for 8-10 seconds. Double strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig.
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