The ginger beer and sweet, floral Licor 43 combine to give this Public School 702 beverage a lighter profile than most whiskey drinks. And if you’re making the Ryders on the Storm at home, taking the time to cook up a batch of the stout syrup beforehand is certain to impress your guests.
■ 1 1/2 ounces Bulleit Rye
■ 1/2 ounce Licor 43
■ 3/4 ounce stout syrup (see recipe)
■ 3/4 ounce lime juice
■ 1 heavy dash Old Fashioned bitters
■ Ginger beer
■ Lime wheel
Mix first five ingredients. Shake with ice. Strain into mason jar. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wheel.
(Yields four quarts. Adjust to needs. Shelf life: 3 weeks.)
■ 8 cups of stout
■ 6 cups of sugar
Bring ingredients to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Lower heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce liquid for 20 minutes. Let cool.