Signature
Matthew Kelly/Supercall

Whiskey • Sweet
Crane’s Fiction

A nod to the Halloween folk tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” this fall-spiced cocktail from Zack Berger, head bartender at New York’s Analogue, blends spicy rye whiskey with homemade pumpkin cordial, cinnamon syrup, herbal Benedictine and a whole egg. Be careful not to drink too many, lest you and lose your head. Speaking figuratively, of course....or ARE WE?

The Essentials

Rye Whiskey
Pumpkin Cordial
egg
Shaker
The Details
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Ingredients

1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Pumpkin Cordial
1 bar spoon Benedictine
1 egg
.25 oz Cinnamon Syrup
cinnamon

Method

  • Add all ingredients, save for the garnish, to a shaker tin with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube.
  • Garnish with grated cinnamon.
intermediate
Strength:
Pumpkin Cordial
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

2 cups pumpkin purée
1 tsp nutmeg
Handful Cloves
1 Cup honey
3 cinnamon sticks
1 Cup water

Method

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  • Simmer until reduced to a syrup, about 30 minutes.
  • Strain and cool.
Cinnamon Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

2 cinnamon sticks
.5 Cup water
1 Cup sugar

Method

  • Bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cinnamon sticks and remove from heat. Steep cinnamon sticks until cool, then strain.