2 oz RallyPoint Rye Whiskey
2 oz Laird’s Applejack Brandy
2 oz Big O Ginger Liqueur
Combine and stir all ingredients. Pour over a single ice sphere in a rocks glass. Toast your own good fortune you don’t have to worry about Mongol invaders!
*Fascinating Fact: Historians claim that Baghdad still has not recovered from the sacking and utter destruction the Mongols laid down upon it in 1258. Writings say the river ran black with ink and red with blood. 750 years later and still hasn’t recovered…
I was inspired to create this simple, yet complex-tasting, cocktail while watching the Netflix tv series Marco Polo. (which is fantastic if you love history and one of the greatest world travelers of all time – both of which I do!). The Mongols revere the Eternal Blue Sky which reigns over their limitless empire and I can imagine them celebrating another conquered land with this drink.