Rock and Rye Cocktail 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 oz rye whiskey
  • 4 oz rock candy
  • 2 oz maraschino cherry juice
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Instructions

Stir together rye whiskey, rock candy, cherry juice, cloves, star anise, and cinnamon and pour into a glass jar. Top with a lid and let steep at room temperature for 5 days.

To serve pour the Rock and Rye into an iced glass. Add orange slices and cherries for garnish.

Notes

This recipe was originally a medicine in the early 20th century. While it might not have as many medicinal purposes today, it's still a fun drink to sip.

You can buy rock candy at a candy store or online. You can always substitute sugar cubes if needed.

Perfect Pairing

Serve this Rock and Rye with Zesty Salmon Fritters.