It’s Been a Long Week: American Whiskey’s Take Me Swiftly

Image: ESSENTIAL HOMME, American Whiskey.

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make a glass or two on us, you deserve it.


American Whiskey’s Take Me Swiftly

American Whiskey‘s Take Me Swiftly cocktail, a fermented favorite from the New York eatery’s mixologist Joey Vargas, provides the perfect predecessor to The WhiskyX, a first-ever celebration of its namesake’s distilled history. Taking place June 8th at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the whiskey walkthrough will snake through the past, present, and future of the smoky treat for an encompassing look behind the gentleman’s favorite.



  • 1.5 Low proof rye whiskey
  • 0.5 oz. Apricot liqueur
  • 0.75 oz. Lime
  • 0.75 oz. Honey syrup

Image: ESSENTIAL HOMME, Canadian Club, Rothman & Winter, and Le Sirop de Monin.


Shake and strain into a glass over ice and top with supplemental sparkling wine as needed.