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A Cocktail That Tastes Great and Heals at the Same Time

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The King's Medicine, perfected by Matt Grippo of Blackbird Bar

We asked Matt Grippo, bartender at Blackbird Bar to craft a special cocktail using Anchor Distilling's The King’s Ginger Liqueur, here's what he came up with:

"Mixing drinks with The King’s Ginger Liqueur is a pleasure and a task," Grippo says. "It’s a big, bold spirit and has a welcomed spot on our backbar as our go-to ginger component. I wanted to create a cocktail that really showcased the complexity of this spirit as the main ingredient."

"Like most anyone these days, I can’t help but associate ginger with medicine. It has many uses and is known for its cleansing and healing properties. Thinking about ginger in cocktails always brings one neo classic cocktail to mind: the Penicillin. I took my inspiration from this perfectly balance and medicinally crafted masterpiece. Keeping the palate appropriate for fall, a crisp rye and ginger flavor profile with lemon to balance and a dash of peated California single malt as a nod to the original. Sam Ross, creator of the Penicillin left out one key ingredient for those with ailments... Fernet! Making this cocktail a true reviver, I give to you, The Kings Medicine."

The King’s Medicine

1.5oz The King’s Ginger Liqueur

.75oz lemon juice

.5oz Luxardo Fernet

.25oz BenRiach Curiositas Single Malt 10 YO

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice, shake furiously, fine strain into chilled coupe, garnish with a lemon twist.  Let the healing begin...