Don’t be put off by the name Pioneers, this delicious concoction was not inspired by everyone’s guilty pleasure (that is Orange Is The New Black for those of you who haven’t hopped on the Netflix bandwagon yet or haven’t been on the Internet in the past 2 years). Although not much is known about The New Black, it jumped to the top of our list because it’s the perfect excuse to bust out some Lost Republic Rye Whiskey on this chilly November night. The unique combination of absinthe, rye whiskey, and some Italian Averna Amaro, is not only extremely tasty but gives you a chance to impress your friends by introducing them to their new favorite cocktail.
Simply gather the following ingredients, place the absinthe in a chilled old-fashioned glass, combine the rye, bitters, ice, and Averna Amaro in a separate mixing glass, strain into the prepared old-fashioned glass, and enjoy!
¼ oz. absinthe
2 oz. Lost Republic Rye Whiskey
½ ounce Averna Amaro
Dash of orange or Angostura bitters