Summer's 7 Deadly Sips #4: The Dream Overholt

The Dream Overholt 

 His & His 

His & His 

Girls have the Cosmo.  Boys have this- The Dream Overholt.

interestingly, this drink takes a bit of preparation, care and a very special American Rye ("high maintenance", maybe?)  The key?  Cardamon seeds & a bit of patience.

This is one of those creative cocktails inspired by a NYC bar plus a little experimentation with our dear friends/loyal tasters, Peter & Delynn.   We changed the name and morphed it a bit but it remains an absolute favorite any time of year!

 Old Overholt is an American Straight Rye Whiskey distilled by A. Overholt & Co established in 1810.

Old Overholt is an American Straight Rye Whiskey distilled by A. Overholt & Co established in 1810.

You'll need:

  • 1 oz Cardamon Syrup ( see recipe below) 
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon juice
  • 2 oz Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey 
  • ice cubes, generous (M&P insists on the cubes from the liquor store)
  • Lemon wedge for garnish 

The Syrup: 

In a medium sauce pan add; 

  • 3.5 oz of cardamon seeds
  • Smash seeds (with a heavy pan, rolling pin or your preferred smashing tool) 
  • Add 4 cups water to seeds & simmer for 20-30 minutes 
  • Add equal parts honey (approximately 4 cups) 
  • Bring to boil, then simmer for 20-30 
  • Let cool, refrigerate (make ahead 1-3 days) 
  • Drain seeds to create syrup

Girls, be careful, this dream is smooth and strong.  Boys, carry on.

Cheers!

xo- Measure & Pinch

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