Lemon zest twist
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|2/3 fl oz||Straight rye whiskey (100 proof / 50% alc./vol.)|
|1/2 fl oz||Applejack brandy|
|1/2 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/3 fl oz||Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)|
|1/6 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
|3 drop||Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)|
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This recipe is a third of the volume of the original, with the optional additional water only compensating for my use of rich 2:1 sugar syrup (in place of simple syrup).
Adapted from a recipe created circa 2007 by Joseph Schwartz at Milk & Honey in New York City.
Joseph's original recipe called for Old Overholt Rye Whiskey from Pennsylvania and Laird's Applejack from New Jersey, so appropriately, this cocktail is named after the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) connecting these two states with New York.