New Year’s Eve is coming up, and if you’re in the mood to toast 2023, here’s a delicious, inventive cocktail to help you do it.
Indy Maven asked Elsie Derebery, Master Mixologist for Hard Truth Distilling Co., for one of her drink suggestions, and she came up with the “New Year’s Ryesolution.” The cocktail is made with Hard Truth’s Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey, a complex, quality rye, as well as a splash of champagne for celebratory fizz.
Cheers to the New Year!
- 2 oz. Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey
- 2 oz. pure cranberry juice (if using cranberry juice cocktail, omit sugar)
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 1 oz. lemon juice
- Champagne to top
In bar shaker, muddle sugar, one rosemary sprig and lemon juice until sugar dissolves. Add Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey and cranberry juice, then top with ice. Cover, and shake to chill. Single strain into champagne flute, then top with champagne. Drop remaining rosemary sprig in drink to garnish. Enjoy!