We are currently obsessed with Rye Whiskey at the farmhouse!
Once a staple in American cocktails pre-prohibition (such as Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, Whiskey Sours), Rye is experiencing a mini-revival. In contrast to Bourbon’s sweet notes, Rye Whiskey imparts a spicier taste to the tongue. These spicier notes pair wonderfully with the warmth of maple syrup and the sour of citrus juices. Finish off with a dash (or two, or three) of bitters and you are on your way to a new taste sensation.
A Rye Maple Sour is the perfect cocktail to kick off a weekend, heat up a cold winter’s day, or tame a stormy night. It’s also the perfect cocktail to celebrate Maple Sugaring Season; that time of year when winter begins to wane and the promise of spring is in the air.
Next time you are searching for a new cocktail, get a bottle of Rye Whiskey and shake up a Rye Maple Sour. Cheers!
Tip: In a tequila mood? Substitute tequila for the rye and you’ll transport yourself south of the border.
– 2 oz. Rye Whiskey – 1 oz. fresh lemon juice – 1 oz. fresh orange juice – ½ oz. maple syrup – Angostura bitters to garnish Tip: As an added treat, rim your glass with sugar before pouring the cocktail.
Rye Maple Sour
– 2 oz. Rye Whiskey
– 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
– 1 oz. fresh orange juice
– ½ oz. maple syrup
– Angostura bitters to garnish
Tip: As an added treat, rim your glass with sugar before pouring the cocktail.