Chicago was home to gangster Al Capone, who led a Prohibition-era alcohol smuggling and bootlegging ring and later went to prison at Alcatraz in San Francisco for tax evasion. Capone’s favorite whiskey was said to be Templeton rye from Iowa, which was known during the time as the “Good Stuff” — legend has it that the whiskey even made it past the walls of Alcatraz. While the infamous gangster is long gone, Templeton lives on to this day, and this recipe from Chicago bartender Lynn House brings the story of Capone back to life.
- 1 teaspoon ginger, fresh, grated
- 3 slices Orange
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 2 ounces rye whiskey, Templeton
- ice cubes
Tools: muddler, cocktail shaker, fine-mesh strainer
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: orange slice
Muddle the ginger, orange slices, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add the Cointreau and whiskey and shake well with ice. Double strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass and garnish with the orange slice.