We want to show you our favorite drinks to make when we have friends over or when we’re just wanting a good cocktail with our BBQ.

It’s a really light drink with good flavors – especially the spiciness from the rye whiskey.  We call it happiness in a glass.


One of our favorite drinks, this rye whiskey cocktail pairs perfectly with barbeque!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Old Fashioned glass


  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz simple syrup homemade (equal parts sugar and water)
  • 3-4 dashes orange bitters
  • pure absinthe to rinse
  • 1 strip orange peel garnish


  • Combine rye whiskey, simple syrup, and orange bitters in a shaker filled partway with ice. 
  • Rinse glass with absinthe, discarding any excess, set aside.
  • Peel a long, narrow piece of orange peel.  Twist a slice of orange peel over glass and drop in glass.
  • Shake drink well and strain contents of shaker into the glass.
Keyword Cocktail, Sazerac, Whiskey