Today would have been Al Capone’s 116th birthday.
The larger than life Prohibition era American gangster loved rye, so much so that he used to have it smuggled in to him at Alcatraz.
This one distilled in Templeton, Iowa was his favorite so in memory of this infamous kingpin I give you “The Capone”:
Combine Templeton Rye, bitters and Grand Marnier in a shaker. Shake well, strain into martini glass. Top with a splash of champagne and garnish with lemon twist (if available).
* 3 oz. Templeton Rye Whiskey
* 1 oz. Grand Marnier
* Splash of Champagne
* Dash of bitters