Lahey’s Ghost Cocktail

Serves 1

Bartender Ben Dewey was just “messing around, wanting to do something with jalapeño,” he says.

But when actor John Dunsworth (who played Jim Lahey on the comedy series Trailer Park Boys) passed away in mid-October, Dewey decided to create a cocktail in memoriam. With the addition of Preservation & Co.’s Ghost Pepper Salt, Dewey created Lahey’s Ghost, a cocktail and homage to the show’s character. The maple syrup softens the jalapeño’s edge, though the fresh pepper offers a bold aroma, and the dissolving salt slowly transforms the flavor of the drink.

1½ ounce Four Roses Bourbon
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce Tippleman’s Barrel Smoked Maple Syrup
Peychaud’s Bitters
1 fresh jalapeño, sliced
Preservation & Co.’s Ghost Pepper Salt (for garnish)

Add bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, two dashes Peychaud’s Bitters, and some freshly sliced jalapeño to cocktail shaker. Shake, strain, then serve in lowball glass on the rocks. Garnish with jalapeño slices and ghost pepper salt.

courtesy of Highwater
1910 Q St., Sacramento
Open 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. Sun.

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