The Retox Cocktail

See the RecipeGanda Suthivarakom

When a bottle of Knob Creek's new Single Barrel Reserve showed up in the SAVEUR office on the same day we were tasting maple syrups for a story in issue #136, this cocktail was an inevitability. Developed by senior editor Betsy Andrews, with its hit of lemon juice and a cayenne rim, it prompted deputy editor Beth Kracklauer to comment, "It's like an alcoholic version of the Master Cleanse diet!" — the cleansing regimen of lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper that celebrity types often turn to for detoxing. Forthwith, she dubbed it The Retox.