Almond Breeze, featuring Catoctin Creek

This drink came about because I knew I wanted to create a cocktail that kept some of the traditional flavors of tiki drinks, but used rye as the base spirit. I wanted to find a way to encourage people who wouldn’t normally have a whiskey drink to try something new.

1 1/2 ounce of Catoctin Creek Rye
1/2 ounce Allspice Dram
3/4 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce pineapple shrub
1/3 ounce orgeat syrup

Shake all ingredients and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Melissa Smith of the Rappahannock Oyster Bar
1309 5th St., NE, DC, 20002