Fall has arrived here in NY. With a cool breeze coming through the window as I write this, I can’t think of anything more fitting to imbibe than a rye old fashioned.
There are more variations of this drink than there are grains of sugar in it, but here is my favorite:
Rye Old Fashioned
- 2 oz Rye whiskey
- 1/4 oz simple syrup
- 3 dashes of orange bitters
- 1 homemade maraschino cherry
- 1 orange peel
- 1 large ice cube (I use this mold and this kit.)
Combine the simple syrup, bitters, and rye in a rocks glass and stir. Add the ice cube and garnish with an orange peel and a homemade maraschino cherry.
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Aw man, just when I thought my liquor cabinet was fully stocked… forgot about the rye, and now I really want one of these. Thanks a lot, Chuck.