Portland’s flagship West Side restaurant, Irving Street Kitchen, is known for serving up some of the city’s finest Southern-inspired food and most inventive cocktails.

The Fresh Pistol is no exception. The addition of buckwheat honey from BeeLocal Honey gives this drink a depth of sweetness that makes it ideal for gearing up for the spring.

Chilled Drink of the Week: Fresh Pistol Cocktail

Chilled Drink of the Week: Fresh Pistol Cocktail

Photo Courtesy of Pete Koptiuch

Fresh Pistol

  • 2 oz. 12 year Zaya Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Buckwheat Honey (2:1 Honey to Water Ratio)
  • 1/4 oz. Ramazotti Amaro

Preparation: Shake and strain over 2X2 cubes and serve in bucket with lime swath garnish.