Shaking Up A Rye Maple Sour

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.

Rye Maple Sour

  • Servings: 1 cocktail
  • Difficulty: super easy
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– 2 oz. Rye Whiskey

– 1 oz. fresh lemon juice

– 1 oz. fresh orange juice

– ½ oz. maple syrup

– Angostura bitters to garnish




  1. Add the rye, lemon juice, orange juice, and maple syrup to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice to the shaker.
  3. Shake until the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Pour into a lowball glass (also called an Old Fashioned glass or rocks glass). Serve straight up (without ice) or over ice.
  5. Splash a dash or two of the bitters to taste.
  6. Enjoy!

Tip: As an added treat, rim your glass with sugar before pouring the cocktail.



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