Rock and Rye

  • Serves

    makes 1 Liter


Spooned into tea or sipped straight, this spicy-sweet cordial is almost worth getting the sniffles for. This recipe first appeared in our November 2012 issue along with Kara Newman's story Good Medicine.


  • 1 liter rye whiskey
  • 8 oz. rock candy
  • 4 oz. Luxardo cherry syrup
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced


Step 1

Stir ingredients together in a 4-qt. glass jar with a lid. Let steep at room temperature for 2 days or up to a month.

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