Still doing more experimenting with RHUBY here at HomeSpeakeasy! Like I said yesterday, I was really excited to start mixing it with some gin as well as a tincture of peppercorns I made. After letting the tincture soak for a day, I decided to throw all these things together and see what happened. The result was incredible; it was one of my favorite drinks that I’ve made lately!
1.5 oz RHUBY
1 oz Bluecoat Gin
0.5 oz simple syrup
5 drops pepper tincture
1 dash angostura bitters
shake ingredients well with ice, serve up and mist drink with lemon peel oils, rub the peel around the rim, then use as garnish.
NOTES: This drink was a big winner for me. I really enjoyed the subtle flavors of the two spirits, plus the pepper tincture gave it a really nice kick right at the end. The only slight change I’d make was use a fresher lemon to get more oil spray and also add maybe 0.5 or 0.25 oz of fresh lemon juice to give it just a hint of sourness. I’ll probably make that drink again tonight because it was so damn tasty.
Also please excuse this image – my real camera is in the shop getting fixed so it’ll be out of commission for a few weeks, sadly.
Empty 1 tea bag and fill with peppercorns. Tie up loose end of the tea bag with string and put in a small jar. Fill with high proof vodka or everclear. Steep for at least a day or two up to 6 weeks if using a lower proof vodka. Shake lightly every other day.