Rum Rye Suburban

A Delicious Variation on a Manhattan Cocktail Made With Taylor Garrett’s Rum Rye Whiskey

Rum Rye Suburban


Rum Rye Suburban

Variation on the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book recipe, update by Evan Rothrock

Rarely does one see a combination of ingredients as curious as the Suburban… Rye lovers gravitate towards a spicy profile for their cocktails. Port is a rare addition to any cocktail, due to a sweetness that’s challenging to balance.

So, the Suburban is something of an “outside shot”. Fitting then, since according to the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, the Suburban was created to celebrate the perpetual wins of racehorse enthusiast, James Keene.

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Let’s Get  Stirrin’

Serves: 1

Special Tools: Jigger, Strainer,

Difficulty: Easy


1.5 oz Taylor Garrett Rum Rye

0.5 oz ruby port

3 dashes orange bitters

3 dashes aromatic bitters

  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing vessel.
  2. Add ice and stir (with excitment!) for 20 seconds.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube.
  4. Garnish with a strip of orange zest and a cocktail cherry.
Suzanne Pucker Face

But will I like it?

Cocktail flavor profile

Getting to know your palate, what you like, and what you don’t like is a critical part of being a great craft tippler AND key to becoming a great home bartender as well!

So before you break out that barware and buy the key ingredients, here’s a little guidance on what to expect from this cocktail so you can start to hone in on exactly what elements of cocktails you enjoy and which you’d prefer to minimize.  This helps you order new cocktails you love when you’re out on the town better as well!

  • Sweet
  • Spiritous
  • Refreshing
  • Complex/Funky/Unique

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