Rock and Rye vs. Swine Flu (We Get X-Rated in Round 2)


The bitterness of the first batch of Rock and Rye could stand to be tempered with more sweet and fruit flavors, so I took a different tack the second time around. I used X-Rated, a tropical liqueur with blood orange, mango and passion fruit flavors,I zested the lemon in larger pieces, and left out sliced fruit until service.

Rock and Rye 2

  • 2 cups Wild Turkey Rye
  • 1/2 cup X-Rated liqueur
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup rock sugar
  1. Combine rye, X-Rated, zest, juice and raw sugar.
  2. Stir and let sit overnight, or until sugar dissolves.
  3. Strain out zest, and return to bottle with rock sugar.

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