Get everyone congregating around the punch bowl instead of the water cooler with this convivial sip from Jonathan Webb, the bar manager at Fine & Dandy in Jackson, Miss. Feel free to temper the amounts if it seems too boozy for your crowd by upping the amount of juice or beer and cutting back on the rye whiskey and rum. And prep the syrup in advance so you can easily mix the punch before the party. You can serve it in a large punch bowl garnished with a round Jell-O mold ice block filled with sliced fruit.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Tired of Boring Bartender Staff Parties? These Tips Will Change How You Celebrate.”
Brrrrr, is it cold out here? Great for a warming up for the night or when you're feeling under the weather, you can use any kind of whiskey you like in this hot and comforting classic Hot Toddy recipe.
No need to overthink it when you’re working with a spirit as good as Jack Daniel’s Tennessee rye. Here’s how to let it shine in a Highball.
Freshen up this classic cocktail by adding Jack Daniel’s Tennessee rye. The incredible new spirit adds a whole extra level of complexity.
Add the warm, bold spice star anise to your next Sazerac.
There’s a lot going on in this Sour at Bacari GDL, at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, Calif., but savory cocktails are often pretty complex, and this is no exception. Using duck-fat-infused dry orange curaçao (made sous vide style), it’s mixed with rye, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white.
If you appreciate a good Manhattan—a rye Manhattan specifically—then the Remember the Maine will most likely find a home in your drinks repertoire. The cocktail comes from Charles H. Baker, Jr’s. The Gentleman’s Companion from 1939 and is notable for its additions of cherry liqueur and a touch of absinthe.
For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team. AMER bartender David Petro’s Atlanta Falcons–inspired cocktail is made with rye whiskey and is served up, as he says, “to represent the Falcons high-flying offense.” The deep red color evokes the team's color. Petro uses lemon sherbet to deepen the flavors of the drink and egg white to give it a nice rich texture.
For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.“Being a Washington Redskins' fan in San Francisco is tough, as I imagine it is for any foreign fan in a city that's not their own,” says Kevin Diedrich, the owner and bartender of Pacific Cocktail Haven. Diedrich’s drink is a Whiskey Sour variation, bolstered by citrusy kalamansi and balanced with a deep, fruity ruby port float. It’s based on Copper Fox rye whiskey. “It’s a nod to rye whiskey, which was one of the first spirits to be made in D.C.,” he says. The kalamansi gives the cocktail a great gold color, and the port float adds the burgundy, echoing the team colors. “A gold-rimmed glass is a plus,” he says.
You don’t have to live in Ohio to love it.
You don’t have to be a Ravens fan to love it.
This cocktail is the ultimate three-ingredient classic.
Opt for a high-proof rye, such as Rittenhouse 100-proof, in this variation on the classic Manhattan.
In this cocktail, Canadian whisky tames the bitter, herbal bite of Fernet-Branca.
This drink takes the subtle flavors in a Boulevardier and adds dark cherry and bitter roasted coffee liqueur.
This take on the Whiskey Ginger (aka the Irish Buck) adds a squeeze of lime and some bitters, which complement the slightly spicy but smooth Crown Royal Northern Harvest rye.
This cocktail was created by Steven Lucas at Raised for Cognac Classics Week, presented by Liquor.com and Hennessy VSOP Privilège.
This cocktail was created by Dustin Drankiewicz at Moneygun for Cognac Classics Week, presented by Liquor.com and Hennessy VSOP Privilège.
This X-Files–inspired cocktail is a classic Whiskey Sour with a pineapple twist. A Green Chartreuse float gives the drink an ethereal appearance, but the high-proof, medicinal bite keeps it grounded.
The spirit-forward nature of this cocktail makes it perfect for enjoying slowly by the fireside.
Meet the trifecta of perfectly balanced, bittersweet flavor: amaro, sweet vermouth and rye.
This Toddy is the perfect vehicle for Mister Katz’s Rock & Rye from New York Distilling Company. Combine the flavorful rye with honey syrup, lemon juice and bitters for a dram that will keep you warm all winter.
Rum and rye play nicely with rosehip liqueur and pineapple juice in this drink from Atwood Restaurant in Chicago.
This eclectic cocktail from San Francisco’s Smuggler’s Cove uses pineapple, almond, whiskey and rum.
Grapefruit adds a welcome citrus note to this New Orleans specialty.
Bet you never thought you’d see maple syrup and pineapple juice become best friends?
Absinthe gives this rye whiskey cocktail something to brag about.
You’ll want this complex cocktail representing your interests.
Make a homemade sour mix with oleo saccharum and lemon juice to give this drink the punch it deserves.
The Cave Creek cocktail is made with New York Distilling Company's Rock & Rye—a bottled combination of rye whiskey, sugar and citrus that was all the rage in the 19th century, when it was made with rock candy.
Top a classic Whiskey Sour with red wine to get this delicious pre-Prohibition tipple. The mixture of sour, sweet and rich, red wine, makes for a wonderfully complex drink.
The New Orleans classic Sazerac gets a clever upgrade with banana liqueur.
Go old-school with this straightforward whiskey and beer concoction.
The cognac-and-rye classic Vieux Carré cocktail was invented at New Orleans' famed Carousel Bar.
This inspired chocolaty libation is for adults only.
This drink recipe first appeared in Jerry Thomas’ seminal 1862 The Bon Vivant’s Companion.
Spicy rye whiskey gets a little sweet in this Manhattan-esque drink.
Spicy ginger syrup takes center stage in the delicious Bulleit Rye Swizzle.
The secret to this Whiskey Sour variation is a bit of red wine. Try the classic New York Sour.
With rye whiskey, Belgian beer and a beef-jerky garnish, this is the manliest cocktail recipe we know of.
Mix tea with more than just hot water. Try this chamomile infused whiskey cocktail.
The Ward Eight, a turn-of-the-20th-century concoction, is one of Boston’s major contributions to mixology.
Try this simple twist on the classic Sazerac recipe.