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Hot Toddy

Bourbon / American Whiskey Irish Whiskey Rye Whiskey Scotch Whiskey , Classics Hot

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.

Jack Daniel’s Rye Ball

Rye Whiskey Whiskey , Modern Classics

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.

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Jack Daniel’s Vieux Carre

Cognac Rye Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine Whiskey , Modern Classics

Freshen up this classic cocktail by adding Jack Daniel’s Tennessee rye. The incredible new spirit adds a whole extra level of complexity.

Sazerac

Brandy / Cognac Cognac Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Add the warm, bold spice star anise to your next Sazerac.

Duck Fat Sour

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

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.

Remember the Maine

Rye Whiskey , Classics

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.

La Bruja Dulce

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

La Bruja Dulce is a witch’s brew of high-quality rye and stand-out liqueurs. The spirit-forward cocktail perfectly balances sweet and spicy flavors.

Rye-se Up

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

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.

Burgundy & Gold

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

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.

Brown & Orange

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

You don’t have to live in Ohio to love it.

Black-Eyed Rye

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

You don’t have to be a Ravens fan to love it.

Traditional Old Fashioned

Rye Whiskey , Classics

So popular they named a glass after it, this whiskey cocktail is a classic go-to.

Templeton Manhattan

Rye Whiskey , Classics

This cocktail is the ultimate three-ingredient classic.

Iowa Buck

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

This version of a Buck, or cocktail using ginger beer, uses rye whiskey.

Boulevardier

Rye Whiskey , Classics

This classic three-ingredient cocktail is the rye whiskey version of a Negroni.

Monte Carlo

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Opt for a high-proof rye, such as Rittenhouse 100-proof, in this variation on the classic Manhattan.

Toronto

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

In this cocktail, Canadian whisky tames the bitter, herbal bite of Fernet-Branca.

Crimson King

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

This drink takes the subtle flavors in a Boulevardier and adds dark cherry and bitter roasted coffee liqueur.

Northern Harvest Buck

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

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.

Rampart Rambler

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

This cocktail was created by Steven Lucas at Raised for Cognac Classics Week, presented by Liquor.com and Hennessy VSOP Privilège.

Vieux Carré

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

This cocktail was created by Dustin Drankiewicz at Moneygun for Cognac Classics Week, presented by Liquor.com and Hennessy VSOP Privilège.

The Fox Mulder

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

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.

Fall to Pieces

Brandy / Cognac Liqueurs Rye Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

The spirit-forward nature of this cocktail makes it perfect for enjoying slowly by the fireside.

Embarcadero

Rye Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Meet the trifecta of perfectly balanced, bittersweet flavor: amaro, sweet vermouth and rye.

Rock Your Face Off Hot Toddy

Rye Whiskey , Hot

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.

Maryum’s Grass Skirt

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics Tiki / Tropical

Rum and rye play nicely with rosehip liqueur and pineapple juice in this drink from Atwood Restaurant in Chicago.

Bumboat

Rum Rye Whiskey , Tiki / Tropical

This eclectic cocktail from San Francisco’s Smuggler’s Cove uses pineapple, almond, whiskey and rum.

Grapefruit Sazerac

Absinthe Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Grapefruit adds a welcome citrus note to this New Orleans specialty.

St.Valentine’s Tipple Cocktail Recipe

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Bet you never thought you’d see maple syrup and pineapple juice become best friends?

The American Poet Cocktail Recipe

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Absinthe gives this rye whiskey cocktail something to brag about.

The Ambassador Cocktail Recipe

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

You’ll want this complex cocktail representing your interests.

Sour, Take 2

Gin Rye Whiskey Tequila Vodka , Modern Classics

Make a homemade sour mix with oleo saccharum and lemon juice to give this drink the punch it deserves.

Cave Creek

Rye Whiskey Scotch , Modern Classics

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.

New York Sour

Rye Whiskey , Classics

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.

Bananarac

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

The New Orleans classic Sazerac gets a clever upgrade with banana liqueur.

Boilermaker

Beer Bourbon / American Whiskey Rye Whiskey , Shots

Go old-school with this straightforward whiskey and beer concoction.

Vieux Carré

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey , Classics

The cognac-and-rye classic Vieux Carré cocktail was invented at New Orleans' famed Carousel Bar.

Tootsie Roll

Rye Whiskey

This inspired chocolaty libation is for adults only.

Canadian Punch

Rum Rye Whiskey , Punches

This drink recipe first appeared in Jerry Thomas’ seminal 1862 The Bon Vivant’s Companion.

Rye’s Up

Brandy / Cognac Rye Whiskey

Spicy rye whiskey gets a little sweet in this Manhattan-esque drink.

Bulleit Rye Swizzle

Rye Whiskey

Spicy ginger syrup takes center stage in the delicious Bulleit Rye Swizzle.

New York Sour

Bourbon / American Whiskey Rye Whiskey , Classics

The secret to this Whiskey Sour variation is a bit of red wine. Try the classic New York Sour.

Rub & Rye

Beer Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

With rye whiskey, Belgian beer and a beef-jerky garnish, this is the manliest cocktail recipe we know of.

La Valencia

Rye Whiskey , Modern Classics

Mix tea with more than just hot water. Try this chamomile infused whiskey cocktail.

Ward Eight

Rye Whiskey , Classics

The Ward Eight, a turn-of-the-20th-century concoction, is one of Boston’s major contributions to mixology.

Maison Premiere Sazerac

Absinthe Rye Whiskey , Classics

Try this simple twist on the classic Sazerac recipe.

Manhattan

Rye Whiskey Whiskey , Classics

The Manhattan cocktail—now this is what the Manhattan Project should've been about.

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