In our previous issue of saratoga living, Max London’s offered its take on the “Next Great Saratoga Cocktail,” with its delicious cocktail, aptly titled The Saratoga. (Previous cocktails included 9 Maple Avenue’s Saratoga Rye Buck, Siro’s Ginger Mint Mojito and other great entries from Harvey’s Restaurant & Bar, Sinclair Saratoga, Morrissey’s At The Adelphi and Hamlet & Ghost.) Check out the last entry of 2018 from 15 Church.
Beverage Director/ Mixologist: Peter Wager
Bar: 15 Church
Cocktail: The Saratoga Rose
When creating new cocktails, I turn to the classics, and I like to shake them up with a modern twist and local ingredients. The Saratoga Rose is a riff on the original Saratoga Sunrise (i.e. orange juice, vodka and grenadine), combining rose petal-infused Rosolio with local honey and rye whiskey. I’m also using cocktail-making techniques passed down from one of the masters of mixology, Jerry Thomas. It tastes as beautiful as it sounds. Cheers!
The Saratoga Rose
2 oz. Italicus Rosolio
2 oz. Redemption Rye
7 dashes orange flower water
Drizzle of Saratoga Honey
1 tablespoon superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon St. George Absinthe
• Spritz or rinse a cocktail glass with the 1/2 teaspoon absinthe. Lightly drizzle honey on the inside of the glass then sprinkle sugar to give the appearance of a frosted glass.
• In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine whiskey, Rosolio and orange flower water. Stir and strain into cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange peel.