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Extremely popular in Massey’s hometown of Toronto, Ontario, the Raymond Massey brings together urban sophistry, along with honest, simple flavors. A heady mix of ginger syrup, rye whiskey and champagne, the Raymond Massey is a work in suavity. Switch the whiskey with gin, and the ginger syrup with lemon juice, and you get a completely new drink – the French 75. Take out the champagne, and you’ll get a second, all new drink – the humble Rye Ginger.
Mix Your Own Raymond Massey
You can buy ginger syrup off the shelf, or prepare it yourselves. The process is the same as making simple syrup (made by boiling equal parts of sugar and water to a syrup), but with the addition of ¾ cup of peeled, sliced ginger. Combine 60ml of Canadian Rye Whiskey and 15ml of ginger syrup in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Take a highball glass and fill it with ice. Pour the contents of the mixer into the glass, and top it off with 150ml of champagne. Garnish with a lemon peel and sip with sophistry!
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