Secret Recipe: Rye's Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Cocktail


The best thing after a long day of cooking and feasting? A stiff drink. It’s even better when that drink is made with pumpkin spice syrup. Rye and 15 Romolo founder Jon Gasparini pours the holidays on the rocks with his “Old Fashioned Thanksgiving” cocktail.

The seasonal drink will be served at Rye throughout November, and $2 from each sold will be donated to the SF-Marin Food Bank in honor of the 2nd annual “Give Back the Bird” month of cocktails and charity. Cheers to that!

Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

Serves 1

2 ounces of Wild Turkey 81 Rye

1 teaspoon pumpkin spice black tea syrup*

2 dashes Bar Keep Apple Bitters

1 dash Angostura Bitters

1. Build and serve over hand-cut ice cube with an orange zest

Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

2 parts organic cane sugar

1 part strong sea (recommended: The Republic of Tea "Pumpkin Spice")

1 tea ball for every 6 ounces of water

1. Bring ingredients to a boil and let cool

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