Freshwater Pirate
This is a creatively-named cocktail similar to a Manhattan but much more Southern! Gifted to the King’s from a beloved neighbor, the Freshwater Pirate is a unique blend of King’s Rye Whiskey with sweet, floral, and simple fruity syrups plus citrus and vermouth. You and your friends will not forget this swashbuckling concoction.


  • 4 oz King’s Rye Whiskey
  • 5 tsp Elderberry Syrup
  • 1 tsp oz Peach & Honey Simple Syrup
  • 4 oz Sweet or Dry Vermouth
  • 1 Orange orLemon


Martini Glass


Zest of Lemon or Orange


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Combine King’s Rye Whiskey, Elderberry Simply Syrup, Peach & Honey Simply Syrup, and Vermouth in a cocktail shaker.

Step 2

Shake vigorously with ice until chilled.

Step 3

Strain into a martini glass and garnish with zest or a squeeze of lemon or orange.