Rye cocktails often pair the whiskey with another bottle as a helper: sweet vermouth in the Manhattan, a little pastis or absinthe in the Sazerac. But if you don't really want to add another type of booze to your liquor cabinet, you can still enjoy a rye drink at home. Here are nine recipes to get you started.
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It's whiskey o'clock soon, right? These simple cocktails call for no vermouth or liqueur: just one bottle of bourbon.
You want a drink—ASAP—and the only stop you've planned is to pause at the grocery store to pick up something to throw on the grill. You're in luck: these 15 cocktails call for rum and nothing else you can't grab when you're buying groceries.
These 14 drink recipes don't need Cointreau or Campari, St. Germain, or Green Chartreuse: just one bottle of tequila and a quick trip to the market for fresh supplies like citrus and herbs.
If you've got just one bottle of booze, you can still make drinks. Today we'll focus on cocktails you can make with a bottle of gin. You don't need liqueurs, vermouth, or any other spirits. The rest of the ingredients can be gathered at your local grocery store or farmers' market.