2011 Whipper Snapper Whiskey Mix-off

Congratulations to Ken Walczak, spirits writer for www.drinkingmadeeasy.com, for winning this year’s Mix-off with his cocktail, The Suffering Barrister.

The Suffering Barrister
1 1/2 oz. Whipper Snapper Whiskey
1 oz. gin
slightly more than 1/2 oz. ginger-apple syrup (recipe below)
slightly less than 1/2 oz. lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine ingredients in ice-filled shaker. Shake; serve up.

Ginger-Apple Syrup
Combine 3-4 oz. of ginger, sliced thin, 1 tsp. black peppercorns, the skins and cores of two apples, 2 cups sugar, and 3 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; simmer for about 40 minutes or until syrup has the desired flavor and consistency. Cool completely. Strain.

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