Friday, January 31st, 2014

It's Friday, Drink Rye


I'm glad other people are writing about rye, because it is a delicious and inexpensive liquor and a welcome change from the cloying-if-you-drink-as-much-of-it-as-you'd-like-to bourbon, but most collections of cocktails miss the best rye-based cocktail of them all. Here it is:


- a glass

- one or more ice cubes

- seltzer

- rye

- squeeze of lemon (optional)


1. Combine all ingredients besides the glass in the glass.

2. Nope that's it, you're done now.

Photo by Swanksalot

10 Comments / Post A Comment

The only purpose of rye is to be less sweet than bourbon, which allows it to correctly balance the sweet vermouth in a Manhattan. And that is a fine and noble purpose indeed, etc. etc.

Smitros (#5,315)

High West rye is a thing of beauty.

riotnrrd (#840)

@Smitros Their Double Rye made me a believer.

KarenUhOh (#19)

@riotnrrd Your dual recommendations got me to open a long-dormant bottle tonight, which I am enjoying to L.A. Woman in a snowstorm. Seems apt all the way round.

BadUncle (#153)

You can not go wrong with Old Overholt. On the rocks.

You Know What? (#258,220)

@BadUncle -I second, a friend gave me my first bottle of Old Overholt to make Sazeracs with but it is very good by itself and not unreasonably priced (or at least shouldn't be!)….

oldtaku (#9,009)

Oooo, that seems like a lot of work to me.

I do Whistlepig when really splurging.

lemonadefish (#259,518)

Bulleit rye is very good and not at all expensive. I think it goes best with ginger ale.

last Friday, a friend brought over some homemade ginger beer with just a hint of spicy peppers, which was mixed with some Bulleit rye, and it was delightful.

This is indeed the best rye-based cocktail of all time, which is why I drank too many of them in my kitchen on Saturday night before going out. What a night.

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