Stablemate, featuring Catoctin Creek

A balanced, spiced whiskey cocktail that’s perfect for late summer or early fall.

 1.5 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
.5 oz St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram
.75 oz Burnt Local Honey*
.75 oz lemon juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters

*Burnt Local Honey
3 cups local honey
1 cup water

Add all ingredients to shaker, add ice, shake. Double-strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon peel, expressing the oils into the glass first.

*Burnt Local Honey
Pour honey into a small saucepan and heat it up at the medium heat setting, whisking continuously. Once it’s simmering, turn down to low heat. Continue whisking until the honey darkens to a deep, golden brown. Add the water to the pan, whisk it all together to homogenize, then remove from heat. Allow to cool completely. Store in a clean container and keep refrigerated. Yield: About 1 qt

Alec Spidalieri of Junction
421 Monticello Rd Charlottesville VA 22902