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Love and Libations: The Grunge Rock & Rye

Love and Libations: The Grunge Rock & Rye

L&L Pre-OrderIn Love and Libations, Garrett James is a bartender. He loves creating unique cocktails for his customers. Garrett is close to my heart because I love to do the same thing.

We’ve got a well-stocked bar in our dining room, and my husband and I love to barrel-age cocktails, come up with unique combinations, and even make our own infusions, bitters, and shrubs (non-alcoholic drinks made with vinegar and fruit).

Love and Libations comes out in a little over a week and so I wanted to share one of Garrett’s favorite concoctions. It’s called the Grunge Rock & Rye.

Rock & Rye is a rather traditional cocktail made from rye whiskey and rock candy (yes, really). Garrett makes his own according to this recipe. But while Rock & Rye is delicious, it’s not very Seattle. That’s where the Grunge comes in. Seattle was the birthplace of Grunge and¬†Garrett has an affinity for the music. He hopes you’ll enjoy his recipe and check out Love and Libations when it releases on February 12th.

Grunge Rock & Rye

  • 2 oz Rock & Rye
  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin

Mix the Rock & Rye and the grenadine in a cocktail shaker with an ice cube to chill. Pour into your glass of choice (a schooner or a chalice). Top with at least six ounces of beer.

Note: Garrett used Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin, but he also fancies Fresh Squeezed IPA for a more local and less spicy flare or Elysian’s Space Dust IPA for the essence of Seattle.

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