1816 Indiana Rye Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

Bring the cocktail lounge home.

Whether you are entertaining for others, or just taking the time to treat yourself, here are a few of our favorite cocktail recipes for your enjoyment.

Hoosier Old Fashioned Cocktail made with 1816 Rye

The Ol' Hoosier

Ingredients:

2 oz. 1816 Rye Whiskey
1/4th oz. Cold Dissolved Simple Syrup
1 Dash of Angostura Bitters
1 Dash Black Walnut Bitters
1 Orange Twist Garnish
1 Deep Burgundy Maraschino Cherry

Instructions:

In a mixing glass, stir together two ounces of 1816 Rye, simple syrup, and bitters. Strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube, rub orange twist over the rim of the glass then garnish with the twist and maraschino cherry.

Ward-8-Fenwicks

WARD 8

Ingredients:

2 oz. 1816 Rye Whiskey
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
1/4 oz. Orange Juice, fresh
3/4 oz. Pomegranate Based Grenadine

Instructions:

Add 1816 Rye Whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, grenadine and ice to tin.  Shake 8-10 seconds.  Strain.  Can be served up or over ice.  Garnish with lemon twist.

6 Point Buck Cocktail made with 1816 Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey

6 Point Buck

Ingredients:

2 oz. 1816 Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup
2-3 Fresh Strawberries
Ginger Beer

Instructions:

Add 1816 Indiana Rye Whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, ginger syrup and strawberries to tin. Lightly muddle. Add ice to tin and shake 8-10 seconds. Strain over ice into highball glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with candied ginger and strawberry.

Bourbon Battles Sweet Old Fashioned made with 1816 Indiana Rye

Bourbon Battles Sweet Old Fashioned Submitted by Joe Gruss

Ingredients:

2 oz 1816 Indiana Rye
1/4 oz Creme de cacao or 2 bar spoons
1/4 oz simple syrup or 2 bar spoons
4 drops saline solution
8 drops vanilla extract

Instructions:

Combine the above in a bar mixing glass with ice, stir, I give it about 30 rotations as to not dilute. Pour into rocks glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with a toasted marshmallow on a bamboo pick. Leave the garnish on the rim of the glass. The aroma elevates the cocktail.


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Blinker Cocktail

1816 BLINKER

Ingredients:

2 oz. 1816 Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz. Raspberry Syrup

Instructions:

Add 1816 Rye Whiskey, grapefruit juice and raspberry syrup into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Double-strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with skewered raspberries.

Bourbon Battles Savory Old Fashioned made with 1816 Indiana Rye

Bourbon Battles Spicy Old Fashioned Submitted by Joe Gruss

Ingredients:

2oz 1816 Indiana Rye
1/2 oz simple syrup or demerara
1/2 oz Ancho Reyes Chile Ancho Liquor
2 dashes regular bitter
2 dashes orange bitter

Instructions:

Build in a rocks glass and stir all ingredients. Lower large ice cube into glass with spoon, so as to not splash. Express large lemon peel and drop it in. Drop in one Luxardo cherry, make sure its not dripping with syrup.


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Sinatra Smash Cocktail

Lighthouse Restaurant's Sinatra Smash Submitted by Bartender Morgan

Ingredients:

2 oz 1816 Indiana Rye
House-made Vanilla Demerara
Creme de Cassis
Lemon juice
Muddled blackberries

Instructions:

The instructions are a closely guarded Lighthouse secret. If you're in the area, we highly recommend. "The vanilla and fruit echo and compliment the character of the 1816 Rye" –Morgan.


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boulevardier

1816 Boulevardier

Ingredients:

2 oz. 1816 Rye Whiskey
1 ounce Campari
1 ounce sweet vermouth
Orange twist

Instructions:

Add 1816 Rye Whiskey, Campari and sweet vermouth into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with the orange twist.

Midwest Standard Cocktail made with 1816 Indiana Rye

MIDWEST STANDARD

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. 1816 Indiana Rye
1 oz. Carpano Antica vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 tsp. Tempus Fugit Fernet Angelico
1 tsp. Tempus Fugit Gran Classico
Luxardo 3 cherries

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30 revolutions. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with 3 cherries on a pick and serve.

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