Raspberries & Rye Cocktail Recipe

Raspberries Rye cocktailSummer raspberries are here–at least for a moment. While they’re here, try this summery cocktail recipe, Raspberries & Rye, from our pals at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in New York.

This recipe calls for simple syrup, which you can make ahead and store for a couple of weeks in your refrigerator.


Recipe courtesy Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar


2 parts Old Overholt® Rye Whiskey


Get those raspberries while they’re still in the markets.

1 part simple syrup (see recipe below)

1 ½ parts fresh orange juice

¼ part fresh lime juice

6 fresh raspberries

2 dashes orange bitters


Muddle raspberries with bitters in a mixing glass.  Add remaining ingredients. Add ice.

Shake well until chilled. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.


Simple Syrup:

1 cup water

1 cup sugar


Combine ingredients in a saucepan, bring to boil and simmer until sugar is fully dissolved, stirring frequently.

Set aside to cool.




Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at