Mark the Bird

Manuka honey, from the New Zealand manuka bush, sweetens this sour-style drink. “Manuka has this crazy, leathery thing going on,” says 
bartender Chris Elford. “It adds another level of flavor—like spices in cooking.”

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Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
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  • Servings: Makes 1

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  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce dark honey syrup (see Note)
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce chilled Prosecco
  • 1/2 Prosecco

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the rye, lemon juice, honey syrup and cayenne. Fill the shaker with 
ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe or Champagne flute and top with the Prosecco.


Manuka honey is available at health food stores and You can also use another dark honey like buckwheat.

Dark Honey Syrup: 1/4 ounce dark honey, such as buckwheat or manuka, mixed with 1/4 ounce hot water and cooled.

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