The Modern Rye Cocktail

The Modern Rye Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

Many rye-based cocktails are made from old recipes dating back to the years prior to Prohibition. For a modern take on the classic spirit, try this contemporary recipe instead.


  • 4 torn basil leaves
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey syrup (equal parts local honey and water)
  • 2 dashes Baked Apple Bitters
  • lemon peel twist to garnish


  1. Place all of the ingredients, except for the lemon twist, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Vigorously shake the mixture for 35 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish the drink with the lemon zest twist and then serve immediately.

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