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Templeton Rye is For Gangsters

Templeton Rye is For Gangsters


Have you ever love something so much that you would find a way to have it no matter the what stood in your way? Not even prison? The notorious gang leader in Chicago, Al Capone know a thing or two about that feeling. The legend turns 116 today and while many of us have our own view towards the ruthless gangster, you have to admire his fine taste in liquor.

Templeton Rye was Al Capone’s beloved spirit. Maybe it is something about the thick spicy malt texture that Mr. Capone would do anything to get his hands on. Templeton Rye claim to fame was during the 1920’s also popularly known as The Prohibition Era. This was an era where the US Constitution’s 18th Amendment forbid the manufacturing and sale of whiskey and other alcoholic beverages. That didn’t stop the makers in Templeton from making the delicious booze we have today. Nor, did that stop Capone from smuggling the deep amber, gold copper/bronze color liquid into his Alcatraz prison cell.

This classic and prohibited recipe is still surprisingly smooth as a gangster, with a touch of woody notes and brown sugar. As tribute to the original “Scarface” we listed the properly titled, The Capone recipe for you to enjoy while at the bar or at home. Just leave the tommy guns please tucked away. 


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What You Need:

  • 3 oz. Templeton Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier
  • Splash of Champagne
  • Dash of bitters

How To Make It:

  • Combine Templeton Rye, bitters and Grand Marnier in a shaker.
  • Shake well, strain in martini glass.
  • Float champagne and garnish with lemon twist.