Rye Drinks Via Your Local Fine Spirits Store
Last week we discussed the difference between Rye whiskey and Bourbon. Now we need to go over some Essential Rye drinks and cocktails, thanks your Local Fine Spirits Store, Oak Liquor Cabinet. Rye is one of the first spirits invented in North America. Sadly many of the rye distilleries never reopened after the period of Prohibition, which found all legally operated distilleries closed. Today Oak Liquor Cabinet, our Local Fine Spirits Store celebrates Rye Whiskey by offering you several Essential Rye drinks and cocktails recipes. You can find many spectacular Rye’s in our Whiskey Isle.
Many people get turned off on Manhattans due to bad bartenders and Bad clubs making these with whiskey or Bourbon. These should be made with both rye, vermouth and bitters, else the drink is overly sweet. While it seems like a simple cocktails, it has a complex taste to it thanks to the herbs in the bitters and vermouth. While this cocktail may be named after a Yankee city, your Local Fine Spirits Store, Oak Liquor Cabinet recommends giving this one a try. One word of advice your vermouth can make or break this drink so choose your vermouth brand by quality not price.
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 ounces sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Garnish: 1 Maraschino cherry
Pour the whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until outside of shaker is very cold to touch. Pour into glass, add one cherry.
This is a classic drink in New Orleans, yet many in Texas have adopted this fine cocktails. This drink is credited as being among the first true cocktails. Your Local Fine Spirits Store, Oak Liquor Cabinet offers all the ingredients needed to make this fine cocktail.
1 teaspoon sugar
3 or 4 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
a few drops water
2 ounces rye whiskey (such as Sazerac Rye)
1 teaspoon Herbsaint, Pernod, pastis, or absinthe
1. Chill an Old Fashioned glass or small tumbler in your freezer.
2. In a mixing glass, combine sugar, Peychaud’s Bitters, and a few drops of water. Mix until sugar is dissolved, and add rye. Add plenty of ice, and stir for about 30 seconds.
3. Pour Herbsaint, pastis, or absinthe into your chilled glass, and rotate glass until the inside is well coated; discard the excess. Strain the liquid from your mixing glass into the serving glass. Twist a piece of lemon peel over the drink. Indulge.
Rye Old Fashioned
We have all likely had old fashioned cocktails with whiskey or Bourbon. Yet did you know this awesome drink lends itself well to the potential that rye whiskey offers? our Local Fine Spirits Store, Oak Liquor Cabinet highly recommends trying this variant of the Old Fashioned.
2 ounces of rye whiskey
1 teaspoon superfine sugar (or 1 sugar cube)
2-3 dashes of bitters; Whiskey Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Bitters are the best choice here. Yes even though this drink only uses a few dashes you can taste the difference.
Place the sugar in an Old Fashioned glass and douse with the bitters; add a few drops of water, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the whiskey and give a few good stirs to further dissolve the sugar, then add a couple of large ice cubes. Stir a few times to chill; garnish, if you like, with a slice of orange and a cherry, though it’s perfectly fine to skip this step. If you’re accustomed to topping the drink with soda, at least give it a chance once without.