Maryland Rye has a storied history, and lots of people try to tell it. But for all that’s said about Maryland Rye, there’s a lot of confusion about what it actually was. Let’s separate the facts from the fiction, and maybe piss some people off in the process. Our cocktail this week is called the Junior, and comes from a 1937 Esquire Magazine article.
2 oz Epoch Straight Rye Whiskey
.5 oz Benedictine
.75 oz Lime Juice
2 shakes Angostura bitters
Pour all ingredients into a shaker, and fill shaker with ice.