Updated: Mar 23, 2018
Alexander Hamilton, the father of the Federal Excise Tax on spirits, grew up on the island of Nevis, British West Indies. He learned to be an importer exporter working as a clerk in the industry. Although citrus fruit was one of the many products that was imported to the colonies, the shipments never included any tangerines. Tangerines first appeared in the U.S. circa 1843, about 50 years after the whiskey rebellion.
2 oz. Liberty Pole Rye Whiskey
2 oz. fresh squeezed tangerine juice
1/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz. honey simple syrup
3/4 oz. pasteurized egg white
Shake on ice vigorously to whip the egg white. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
We made our honey simple syrup heavy on the honey.
Honey Simple Syrup
1 cup honey
1/2 cup water
Heat just long enough to dissolve the honey in the water.