Rye Whiskey Cocktail


Rye Whiskey Cocktail.
1 Dash Angostura Bitters.
4 Dashes Syrup. (1 barspoon Rich Simple Syrup)
1 Glass Rye or Canadian Club Whisky. (2 oz Thomas Handy Rye)
Stir well and strain into cocktail glass. Add 1 cherry.

If the ocean was whisky,
And I was a duck,
I’d dive to the bottom
To get one sweet suck.

Well, gosh darn it, I forgot the cherry and used an orange peel instead. And I call myself a cocktail enthusiast. Well, I never said I was detail oriented.

I believe this is the 2006 edition of Buffalo Trace’s Thomas Handy Rye Whiskey.  Pretty hot, so give it a nice long stir.

Rye whisky, rye whisky,
Rye whisky, l cry,
If you don’t give me rye whisky,
I surely will die.

So many of these simple cocktails are so perfectly enjoyable. It’s fun to use obscure ingredients, lots of juices, etc. But a lot of the time, even Sugar, Bitters, and water, seems a bit excessive.

But the ocean ain’t whisky
And l ain’t a duck,
So we’ll round up the cattle
And then we’ll get drunk.

With a perfectly delicious whiskey, do you really need anything else?

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

2 thoughts on “Rye Whiskey Cocktail

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  2. Why do I get the feeling you really liked this one? I’ve recently been riffing on this formula with different whiskys and different bitterses. Sazerac rye with simple syrup, angostura and orange bitters …yum! What more could you want?

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