6ouncesfresh apple juice or cider (see headnote)(3/4 cup)
4ouncesrye whiskey (such as Bulleit)(1/2 cup)
1teaspoonfreshly grated ginger root (I use a microplane to grate it very fine)
a big pinch freshly grated nutmeg
a big pinch ground cinnamon
1tablespoonfresh lemon juice
In a measuring cup, combine the apple cider, rye, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and lemon juice. Strain through a small, fine mesh sieve into a cocktail shaker (or quart mason jafilled halfway with ice, pressing on the ginger to extract all the good stuff. Put the lid on and shake vigorously. Strain into 2 chilled glasses and sip immediately.
This drink is tastiest with freshly pressed apple cider. If I had a juicer, I'd make it myself; instead I get organic, unpasteurized juice from my co-op. Look for freshly pressed apple cider at farmer's markets, farm stands, or in the refrigerated section of healthy food stores.All ounce measurements are by volume (not weight).Nutritional values are based on one of two drinks.