Pumpernickel Highball

Rye is making a major comeback, and this refreshingly dry cocktail perfectly complements the spicy tobacco notes that often get buried in rye's sweeter cousin, bourbon.

Pumpernickel Highball

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About This Recipe

Yield:1 cocktail
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:15 minutes
This recipe appears in: Brunch Drinks: Pumpernickel Highball


  • For the Caraway Simple Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seed
  • For the Cocktail:
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey (such as Bulleit)
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway simple syrup
  • 4 ounces club soda
  • Garnish: cucumber slice


  1. 1

    For the Caraway Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan, simmer the water, sugar and caraway seeds together over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring. Add more water if the syrup gets too thick to stir easily.

  2. 2

    For the Cocktail: Fill a highball glass halfway with ice. Add rye, syrup, and club soda. Stir gently. Garnish with cucumber slice and serve.


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