Looking for a different holiday cocktail recipe? High West Distillery‘s Alta Ruby looks festive and even non-whiskey drinkers will like it. On a happy hour stop with a few friends in Park City, I decided to give the Alta Ruby a whirl, evening though I’m not typically a whiskey sipper. High West’s Double Rye is crafted with cinnamon, anise and honey. Double means its twice as spicy as regular rye.
Honestly I was curious how a double rye was going to pair with aperol, strawberry and prosecco in the cocktail. First sip and I knew I’d picked a perfect holiday drink. I wasn’t driving so it was easy to order a second one and ask for the cocktail recipe to share.
High West Distillery’s Alta Ruby Cocktail Recipe
1 oz. Double Rye
0.5 oz. Aperol
0.5 oz. Banane du Bresil liqueur
0.75 oz Lemon
Barspoon of yuzu juice
1 oz. Strawberry Juice
2 dashes Absinthe
Cheers! For other cocktail ideas, High West Distillery shares recipes on their website. Interesting tidbit about High West – when it opened in 2006, it was Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870.