Rye July: Classic Rye Whiskey Cocktails To Savour This July

Rye July: Classic Rye Whiskey Cocktails To Savour This July

Rye July: Classic Rye Whiskey Cocktails To Savour This July

In case you missed it, we’re officially in the 7th month of the year (where did the first 6 go??) which can only mean one thing… Rye July. What is Rye July you ask? It’s the ultimate celebration of Rye Whiskey; an opportunity to showcase refreshing rye cocktails for you to savour throughout this delightful month!

We're here to quench your July cravings with a collection of invigorating concoctions featuring the rich and distinctive flavours of rye whiskey. Cheers to a month filled with delightful rye cocktails that will keep you cosy and ready more.


Rittenhouse Manhattan Cocktail

The Manhattan

A whirlwind trip to the bustling streets of Manhattan with every sip of this delightful cocktail!

Crafted with the smooth and bold Rittenhouse Rye, this classic beverage is like stepping into a vibrant jazz club, where the flavours dance harmoniously on your palate and leave you longing for an encore.

So, grab your glass, take a seat, and let this Manhattan transport you to the heart of the city that never sleeps!

  • 60 ml Rittenhouse Rye Whisky
  • 20 ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 Dashes Of Angostura Bitters
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, gently stirring them together.
  2. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass that has been pre-chilled.
  3. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

The Fizz

Prepare for a fizzy adventure with the Fizz Cocktail featuring the smooth embrace of Rittenhouse Rye. This lively libation combines the rich flavours of Rye with a refreshing effervescence that will tickle your taste buds and leave you craving more.

  • 60 ml Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky
  • 30 ml Sour Mix (equal parts lemon juice and sugar)
  • 60 ml Soda Water
  • 1 Egg White
  1. Shake together Rittenhouse Rye, sour mix, and egg white - creating a frothy and invigorating mixture.
  2. Pour this vibrant concoction into a chilled lowball glass.
  3. Top off with soda water.


WhistlePig Maple Old Fashioned

The Maple Old Fashioned

Indulge in the warm embrace of the Maple Old Fashioned, a tantalising twist on a timeless classic, featuring the exceptional WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye Whiskey.

This sophisticated cocktail harmoniously blends the robust flavours of PiggyBack with the sweet essence of maple, resulting in a rich and comforting libation that will awaken your senses.

So, cosy up and let the Maple Old Fashioned transport you to a realm of pure indulgence.

  1. Take an Old Fashioned glass and add all the ingredients to it.
  2. Add ice to the glass, filling it to your desired level.
  3. Stir the mixture gently but thoroughly using a bar spoon or stirring stick.
  4. Continue stirring until the Maple Syrup is properly diluted and the flavours are well combined.
  5. Once properly stirred, garnish the cocktail with a fresh orange peel. Twist the peel over the glass to release its oils and then place it in the drink.

The Sazerac

Step into the world of classic cocktails with The Sazerac, a timeless offering that showcases the bold and captivating flavours of Balcones Rye.

This iconic drink is a symphony of complexity, combining the richness of rye whiskey with the subtle hints of absinthe and aromatic bitters.

Prepare to be transported to the historic streets of New Orleans (where the Sazerac was reportedly invented in the 1800’s) as you savour the smoothness of Balcones Rye in this sophisticated and unforgettable cocktail experience.

  • 60 ml Balcones Texas Rye
  • 3 Dashes Of Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 7 ml absinthe
  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • Lemon Twist For Garnish
  1. Chill an Old Fashioned glass in the freezer or by filling it with ice and setting it aside.
  2. In a separate mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube with a few drops of water until it dissolves completely.
  3. Add Balcones Rye and Peychaud's Bitters to the mixing glass with the dissolved sugar and fill it with ice.
  4. Stir the mixture gently for about 30 seconds to properly chill and combine the ingredients.
  5. Discard the ice from the chilled Old Fashioned glass and add the absinthe. Swirl the glass to coat the interior with absinthe, then discard any excess.
  6. Strain the mixture from the mixing glass into the prepared Old Fashioned glass, creating a smooth and well-balanced blend of flavours.
  7. Garnish the cocktail with a twist of lemon peel. Express the oils by squeezing the peel gently over the drink, then rub the rim of the glass with the peel before dropping it into the cocktail.


Engaging in Rye July will take you on a delightful journey through a collection of classic, refreshing rye cocktails. From the invigorating fizz to the comforting Maple Old Fashioned, these drinks featuring rye whiskies like Rittenhouse Rye and WhistlePig PiggyBack offer a refreshing escape through time for the taste buds.

So, raise your glass and savour the taste of Rye July, knowing that these enticing rye cocktails will continue to be enjoyed long after the month is over.