HOT OFF THE PRESS! Slow Food Speakeasy Ark of Taste Competition

HOT OFF THE PRESS,
that's the name of my entry in the Slow Food Speakeasy Competition
I featured the Hudson Valley, rich with history and local to me, for my Cocktail.
Tuthilltown Rye,
Harvest Spirits Cornelius Applejack Cocktail,
Scrappy's Cardamom Bitters,
 and ginger syrup made with Hummingbird Ranch Honey
The philosophy, for those of you who may not know, behind the Slow Food Movement is to preserve and share local foods and food cultures, and defend and advocate policies that promote holistic alternatives to the industrial system.
A great and increasingly important group to be a part of. 
The culmination of the contest is a trip to Italy to participate in ther International Summit in Turin, Italy in October.
I am counting on each and everyone one of you to help me get there, by casting your vote for
HOT OFF THE PRESS at this link.
Slow Food USA Cocktail Competition 
ONE VOTE PER PERSON PER DAY UNTIL JUNE 19TH 
So vote early, vote daily and
THANK YOU!

Now you may be asking just what is in Hot off the Press and where can I drink one?
Well right at home, but only if you vote first!
INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz. Cornelius Applejack from Harvest Spirits
1 oz. Hudson Manhattan Rye from Tuthilltown Spirits Ark Product
0.5 oz. ginger syrup*
0.5 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice (approx. half a lime - Reserve peel for garnish)
Several dashes of Scrappy's Cardamom Bitters
INSTRUCTIONS
Into an old-fashioned/low ball glass, add the ginger simple syrup, lime juice, and bitters. Fill with ice cubes. Add the Rye and Applejack. Stir with a mixing stick. Garnish with a lime twist coiled around a cinnamon stick.

*Ginger syrup is homemade as follows:
Place 4 oz. water, 4 oz. Hummingbird Ranch Raw Clover Honey, and ⅛ cup fresh grated gingerroot into a pot, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally and simmer for approx. 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool and strain. Can be stored in a jar in the refrigerator for about one week.

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