An Apple A Day - an Apple, Ginger, Cucumber and Rye Cocktail

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I tend to make a lot of gin-based cocktails because gin + botanicals are a natural fit, but I’ve been working on expanding my booze horizons a bit lately. I’m loving Whistle Pig rye and Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur, so I’ve paired them in this delicious, fresh, dare I say ‘healthy’ cocktail. I’ve made this several times over the past few days, and the fresh flavor of the juice makes it well worth the extra effort!

An Apple A Day - Ginger, apple, cucumber and rye cocktail


1.5 oz Whistle Pig Rye
1 oz Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
1/2 an apple
1/2 a lemon
2” of cucumber

Slice the apple and cucumber and muddle them with the lemon juice in a shaker. Strain. Should yield 1.5-2 oz. Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with the other apple half and thyme.