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Serving Up: “The Rye Cocktail” at Meritage

Lindsay Gardiner with "The Rye Cocktail."

Meritage

5454 Post Road

East Greenwich, RI

Lindsay Gardiner with "The Rye Cocktail."

Lindsay Gardiner with “The Rye Cocktail.”

Alongside an extensive seafood and pizza menu featuring items from  blackened fish tacos to grilled scampi pizza — and extensive wine list, Meritage also offers creative tapas and artistic cocktails.

Bartender: Lindsay Gardiner

Cocktail: The Rye Cocktail

Recipe: Mix

  • 3 oz. house-made vanilla-infused Templeton Rye Whiskey*
  • 2 tsps. Royal Rose cardamom clove simple syrup
  • Juice of 3 fresh lemon wedges

Shake vigorously. Serve on the rocks in a lowball glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

*House infused whiskey: Add 3 vanilla sticks to a bottle of Templeton Rye whiskey. Let stand for about a week. Strain.

The drink “tastes of smooth, mild vanilla but still maintains the bite of whiskey,” said Gardiner. “The fresh lemon adds a crisp citrus taste. I thought it would be interesting adding the [cardamom clove] simple syrup to play off the vanilla. It also adds a great aroma to the drink.”

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