Phipp’s Fizz- 2 oz. Old Overholt Rye, .5 oz lemon juice, dash Angostura, top with ginger beer @cocktailvirgin

18 Nov

2 oz Old Overholt Rye
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Shakes with ice. Top with homemade ginger beer and garnish with a lemon wedge.

While I enjoy exotic spirits, and complex recipes as much as the next cocktail geek, I will always have an appreciation for simple classics and the lifetime it takes to perfect such libations. It is not a thankless task, as each drink is one step closer to the attainment of perfection. Gary Regan noted the importance of the mastery of classic approachable drinks before delving into wild new flavor combinations and molecular mixology in a great article in the SF Gate. This is not to say that expermentaion and creativity should not be welcomed and encouraged, but merely that some things should never be forgotten.

The cocktail starts with a cinnamon and rye nose. Light sip, with smooth mouthfeel, and spicy tart finish. The ginger beer is well balanced as the ginger flavor can often overpower the drink (especially if you make extra spicy ginger beer) so don’t be stingy on the two ounces of Rye.

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One Response to “Phipp’s Fizz- 2 oz. Old Overholt Rye, .5 oz lemon juice, dash Angostura, top with ginger beer @cocktailvirgin”

  1. ben December 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    this is one of my favorite drinks, a classic indeed!
    need to try it with the bitters though

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