Last week’s rhubarb pie went over so well that there is none left to enjoy with this week’s cocktail. I’d wanted to make another, but haven’t gotten around to it. So we’ll just imagine a slice of thisas we sip our Whiskey Fix.What’s a Whiskey Fix, you ask? (You may not have asked, but that question must be posed to proceed so let’s just go with it.)
The Whiskey glass (as opposed to the glasses for Rum, Vodka, and Gin) seemed the best match for the rhubarb pie and I did indeed find a winner with the Whiskey Fix.In honor of an upcoming trip to Canada, I brought out the Canadian whisky for this one, though decided in the end that Irish whiskey was the best choice. Honey made a better sweetener than sugar and I bumped it up to 2 teaspoons. I also used 2 tablespoons of lemon juice instead of the 1 1/2 found in half of an average-size lemon. A rhubarb stir stick added just the right touch for serving with rhubarb pie, though didn’t contribute much (if any) flavor.
It’s a simple drink with a bit more sweet than sour, though that works with our pie which is just slightly more tart than sweet. I’d originally thought of making the Dinah, one of the four whiskey recipes found on the glass, but its inclusion of mint made it too fussy for the pie. Simple is our best bet here.
So grab yourself a slice of Great-aunt Helen’s Rhubarb Pieand stir up a Whiskey Fix to sip alongside.Cheers to you and I look forward to seeing you again next week when we take another riffle through a favorite recipe box. Thank you for being here.