Forever Young Cocktail, Inspired by Rod Stewart

British rock and pop singer-songwriter, Rod Stewart, is the inspiration for the 15th cocktail, Forever Young, in our 2023 Summer Concert Cocktail series. With a career that’s still going after over 60 years, one might suggest this icon is, himself, forever young.

Forever Young Cocktail Recipe


2 oz Old Overholt Rye Whiskey
1 oz Justin Cabernet Sauvignon
1 ½ oz lemon simple syrup (recipe below)
“Wild” lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker and pour in whiskey and lemon simple syrup. Shake until chilled and a frost forms on the shaker.
  2. Strain into your rocks glass.
  3. Gently and slowly pour the wine over the back of a spoon held just at the top of the cocktail, allowing the wine to float to the top.
  4. Add your lemon twist to the glass rim.

Lemon Simple Syrup Recipe


2 lemons (medium/large in size)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat, add the zest from 1 lemon, then the juice from both lemons, and then add 2 halves of the non-zested lemons into the liquid.
  3. Allow the syrup to come to room temperature.
  4. Strain using a fine mesh strainer into a container. While straining, do not press on the lemons. Refrigerate. This Lemon Simple Syrup will last up to 2 weeks as is in the refrigerator or if you add a tablespoon of vodka or rum it will last longer.

Recipe by Sarah Cascone / Styling by Anna Calabrese / Photography by Dave Bryce / Story by Star Laliberte

Try these other cocktails in our Summer Concert Series:
Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset Cocktail, Inspired by Luke Bryan
Appetite for Destruction, Inspired by Guns N’ Roses
Like a Virgin and Material Girl: 2 Cocktails Inspired by Madonna
Prickly Pear Lemonade and Queen B: 2 Cocktails Inspired by Beyoncé
So What Cocktail, Inspired by Pink
Baker’s Dozen Cocktail, Inspired by Phish
Man, I Feel Like a Women Cocktail, Inspired by Shania Twain
Sunflower Cocktail, Inspired by Post Malone
Typical Average Cocktail, Inspired by Ed Sheeran
Crush Cocktail, Inspired by Dave Matthews Band
Summer’s In Your Blood Cocktail, Inspired by Boygenius
Lover Cocktail, Inspired by Taylor Swift

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