13 Superb Rye Drinks To Try Right Now

I’m always amazed when people tell me they love bourbon but never drink rye. After all, these two cocktail cousins are so closely related that it can be difficult to tell them apart, depending on the mashbill.

A quick math lesson: If a whiskey is made up of 51% corn and 49% rye, it’s a bourbon. If you reverse those numbers, it’s a rye. Granted, most mashbills use much higher percentages for each, but the flavor profiles are often quite similar. There are spicy bourbons and plenty of sweet-ish ryes.

In general, I suppose I drink more bourbon in the summer and rye in the winter—but where’s the fun is that? A great rye cocktail works all year.

13 of the Best Rye Cocktails to Make Right Now