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Catch U in the Rye, Silo.5%( Gene Sweeney Jr./Baltimore Sun / February 15, 2012 )
How To Make Catch U in the Rye
2 oz. Catoctin Creek rye whiskey
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth 1 oz. house made habanero simple syrup Dash of bitters
Shake over ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass.
Rye whiskey and sweet vermouth are transformed by a different ingredient: Locust Point's Silo.5%'s house-made habanero simple syrup. While the habanero adds a little fire, it also balances the kick of the rye quite well. "It's like a sparkling heat. It just ... crackles on your tongue," said bar manager Erik Blackwell.
Read more about the cocktail here.