Southern Baptist Recipe

Southern Baptist Recipe

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo in NYC shared this rye cocktail recipe with us, and it's a winner, spicy with lots of fresh ginger and bright from a bunch of fresh lime.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes


  • For the Fresh Ginger Syrup:
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh ginger (about 4 inches long), peeled
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 2 ounces Bulleit rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce fresh ginger syrup
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice from 1 to 2 limes
  • Garnish: lime twist or lime wheel


  1. 1.

    For the Ginger Syrup: Slice ginger into chunks and place in bottom of mixing glass. Muddle until broken up well. Strain juice through fine-mesh tea strainer, pressing on solids to extract juice. Measure out 1/2 ounce fresh ginger juice, pour into small glass, mix with sugar until dissolved, stirring well. Mixture will be very thick.

  2. 2.

    For the Cocktail: Pour rye, 3/4 ounce ginger syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into coupe, garnish as desired and serve.