Original Rye Whiskey Cocktails

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Upcoming TDN – Rum

The rum-infused week sails on toward Thursday Drink Night and our ship’s hold is filled to the breaking point, leaving us drowning in delicious bilge water. So turn your cocktail shaker into a bucket and join us this week to create original rum cocktails.

The prize for the best original cocktail, as voted on at the Mixoloseum Blog, will be a bottle of the rumored-to-be-discontinued Lemon Hart 151 rum, courtesy of Mud Puddle Books.

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(If you have missed out on the fun so far, check out what Thursday Drink Night is all about.)

Rye Whiskey Wrap-Up

How we managed to host 6 months of TDNs and not feature rye whiskey baffles me, but it was totally as hot as everyone expected. Rye found its way into nearly every brand of cocktail, and it even featured a conjugal visit between sriracha and cocoa powder.

Winning Cocktail

Simple, elegant, and coquettishly tasty, the New Carré won out this week, massacring the competition. Such defeat surprised me, as many of the other contenders were stout and quaffable in their own right. Jake Parrott has gotten himself a bottle of Rittenhouse Bonded for his efforts.

New Carré

  • 1.5oz Rittenhouse 80
  • 1oz Dolin blanc
  • 1/4oz green Chartreuse

Stir while thinking of New Orleans, strain into cocktail glass, and garnish with orange twist.

Jake Parrott

East LA Cocktail

Featured Cocktails

Twitter has the full list of original rye whiskey drinks for your perusing pleasure.

Monongahela Moon

  • 1 1/2 100-proof rye whiskey
  • 1 1/2 Cynar
  • 3/4 Licor 43
  • 2 dashes Fee’s cherry bitters

Stir to the light of the moon. Strain into cocktail glass and grate nutmeg over surface of drink.

Craig from Dr. Bamboo

Apple of Your Rye

Apple of Your Rye

  • 1 1/2oz bonded rye whiskey
  • 1/2oz Applejack
  • 1/2oz Apfelkorn
  • 1/4oz vanilla syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

Stir with a wistful expression on your face, strain into cocktail glass.

Rick from Kaiser Penguin

The International

  • 1 1/2oz rye whiskey
  • 1/2oz Cynar
  • 1/2oz ginger syrup
  • 1/2oz Lillet blanc
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • ginger beer, to top

Put on Casablanca and build over ice in a rocks glass, topping with however much ginger beer suits your fancy.



  • 1 1/2oz Rittenhouse 100
  • 1/2oz reposado tequila (Herradura)
  • 1/2oz orgeat
  • 1/4oz cinnamon syrup
  • 1t maraschino liqueur
  • 2 dashes Fee’s Whiskey Barrel-Aged bitters
  • lemon or grapefruit twist, for garnish

Hard stir, strain, and serve up. I you’re out of orgeat or cinnamon syrup, sub a total of 1/2oz falernum for both. [ed note: this makes no sense]


Buddy Bizzare

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  1. TiareNo Gravatar says:

    These cocktails looks so good! and the garnishes are as usual awesome.


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