A WORK IN DEBONAIR: MEET RAYMOND MASSEY

Whether it be the Prisoner of Zenda, the Fountainhead, or Abe Lincoln in Illinois, the charming Canadian actor Raymond Massey swept us away with his debonair and commanding voice. If falling in love was possible just by listening to someone, it has to be Massey’s deeply enticing voice.

Extremely popular in Massey’s hometown of Toronto, Ontario, the Raymond Massey brings together urban sophistry, along with honest, simple flavours. 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.

Ingredients

  • Canadian Rye Whiskey – 60ml
  • Champagne – 150ml
  • Ginger syrup – 15ml
  • FOR GARNISH: Lemon Peel

The Process

Combine the Canadian Rye Whiskey and 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.

Top it off with the champagne.

Garnish with a lemon peel and sip in style!