Favorite Shots: The Rye Humor


One intention of throwing a recent party: Make friends.

Secret other intention of throwing a recent party: Have an excuse to use some new low ball tumblers (which are my legit favorite for sew many reasons) and make up a drink for them.

Excuse me for a second while I freak out about these glasses and this drink by using trendy non-sentences:

This drink is everything. I can’t even. No. Stop.


Thank you.

So, to business. This drink is essentially an Old Fashioned (whiskey/brandy, orange, sugar, bitters), except that I subbed in maple and grapefruit flavors to make it everything I love (rye, grapefruit, maple simple syrup, better bitters). I called it ‘Rye Humor’ because you know how I feel about wordplay.

The bitters were from Bittercube. Jamaican #2, which has tasting notes of grapefruit and hibiscus, so I thought it might complement the grapefruit twist. It did. The maple syrup might seem odd, but I promise it works. To make it, just combine two parts maple syrup to one part water, bring to a tiny simmer on the stove, then let cool.


I also made SPHERE cubes. Ice cube pro trick that my roommate told me about: apparently, if you boil water before freezing it, it will freeze clear. Good to know. Everyone, please come back at midnight after I have boiled and frozen new ice cubes. They must be clear.


Hi. P.S. I also made brown butter whiskey toasted walnut frosted blondies to pair with this which were the best blondies I’ve ever made, and I’m not going to blog them sry.


Hi hi hi.

Everything, ever,



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