Normally I save really unique and innovative stuff for this blog, but I just made a fantastic drink that I feel deserves being shared. It's nothing flashy or overly complicated but I think it's a great way to get into the mood for Fall.
1 oz Redemption Rye (don't use a 100 proof rye like Rittenhouse, but a substitute is okay)
1 oz Amer Picon
1/2 oz St. Germain
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 cinnamon stick
Stir with ice. Burn the tip of the cinnamon stick, catching all the smoke in a chilled rocks glass. Add an ice sphere or large piece of ice. Pour the drink over the ice and serve.
This is one of the best drinks I've ever made. Dark chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom, orange, a little pear, and a whole lot of smooth Sadly, you can't buy all the ingredients on one continent, but oh well. I'm enjoying the bejeezus out of it right now. I'll worry about remaking it later.
Here's to the changing seasons.