Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Rock and Rye

1/2 table-spoon rock candy

Ingredient: rock candy

Also Known As:  Rock sugar What it is:  Additive
Rype of confectionery mineral composed of relatively large sugar crystals. The candy is formed by allowing a supersaturated solution of sugar and water to crystallize onto a surface suitable for crystal nucleation, such as a string or stick. Heating the water before adding the sugar allows more sugar to dissolve and thus produces larger crystals. Crystals form after several days.

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rye whiskey

Ingredient: rye whiskey

What it is:  Whiskey

American rye whiskey, must be distilled from at least 51 percent rye. Canadian rye whisky, may or may not include rye, so long as it possesses the aroma, taste and character generally attributed to Canadian whisky it may legally be labeled "rye". Rye whiskey is less sweet than Bourbon whiskey.

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(Use a Whiskey glass.)

This drink must be very carefully prepared, and care must be taken to procure the best Rock Candy syrup, and also the best of Rye Whiskey, as this drink is an effective remedy for sore throats, etc.

In serving Rock and Rye, put 1/2 table-spoonful of Rock Candy syrup into the glass, place a spoon in it, and hand the bottle of Rye whiskey to the customer, to help himself.