[Photographs: Wes Rowe]

This maple-sweetened rye cocktail was created by Erik Adkins of Heaven's Dog and the Slanted Door in San Francisco, and appears in Left Coast Libations, which is an excellent collection of cocktail recipes from West coast bartenders. If you tend to like cocktails from the family of Sours, this one will be right up your alley.

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Special equipment: cocktail shaker and strainer


serves makes 1 cocktail, active time 10 minutes, total time 10 minutes

  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup
  • 1 very fresh egg white
  • Angostura bitters


  1. Add rye, lemon, maple syrup, and egg white to a cocktail shaker. Dry shake (without ice) for 20 seconds to emulsify egg. Add ice and shake hard for 10 seconds, until chilled. Strain into coupe, garnish with Angostura bitters, serve immediately.


cocktails, maple, rye, whiskey

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