It’s time to take you to church. But this is not your grandfather’s sermon. Enter the Presbyterian cocktail.
This holy drink has come to the congregation to quench our thirst and deliver our taste buds from the sin of boredom.
What is a Presbyterian?
The Presbyterian is a sweet and bright cocktail made with rye whiskey, club soda, and ginger ale.
History of the Presbyterian Cocktail
There is no satisfactory explanation for the name, but it seems to have been attached to the drink for more than a hundred years. My pal David Wondrich discovered that it works with scotch whiskey as well. David also notes that Presbyterianism is part of the reform movement that was particularly associated with Scotland, and so he experiments with scotch as the base.
I am not an Avid highball drinker so I haven’t gotten around to tasting Davids’s variation, but I shall when my tolerance for strong spirits starts to wane.
What Glass is a Presbyterian Served In?
The Presbyterian is typically served in a highball tumbler glass. If you don’t own the right glassware for this cocktail, consider some of the options below.
How to Make a Presbyterian
Below are the ingredients and directions for a Presbyterian. We hope you love this drink as much as we do.
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