November 14, 2014

raspberry rye smash

The other day I met up with with Kate from Taffeta and Tulips for drinks at the Bryant Park Hotel. I was quickly drawn to a drink on their menu called the "Nile" that included whiskey, orange marmalade, and a mint liqueur topped with apple cider. I loved the idea of using marmalade in a cocktail and wanted to try it myself. I thought a smash would be a good compromise. I swapped the marmalade for raspberry jam, added a bit of orange juice, and topped with soda water. This drink had a similar feel to the blackberry bourbon lemonade from a couple of months ago but tasted a little more like a pie. I don't know what it is with me and pie flavored cocktails lately. Maybe it's the season.

1.5 oz rye whisky
1 oz raspberry jam / preserves
1.5 oz orange juice
2 oz soda water

In a large glass or shaker mix rye, jam, orange juice, and soda water with ice. Serve and enjoy!
Cheers to the weekend!


  1. This looks so delicious - is it bad that I want one right now at 8am?! At least there's fruit in it! Can't wait to try this out - thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  2. I think I'm gong to make my way to NYC and you're just going to make all these wonderful drinks for me that you post every week LOL!

  3. Now this looks divine!! I am a huge fan of anything berry flavored! And I hope you and Kate had an awesome time! :)


  4. The combo of raspberry and orange sounds sooo yummy! It was so much fun getting together the other night! Can't wait to meet up again! Hope you have a great weekend Lyndsay :)


  5. How interesting to put jelly in a drink- I'm sold though! Also, I nominated you for a lovely blog award- no pressure, but I do so enjoy your blog.

  6. Pie flavored cocktails... nothing sounds better. I am so in love with this season and so wish I could just take a big sip of your lovely cocktails. The photos look amazing!

    xx Katie
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  7. So fun that you and Kate got to hang out! This looks like a perfect Turkey Day cocktail!

    Heidi D.

  8. i must try it !

  9. I would have never ever in my wildest dreams have thought to put jam in a cocktail. You see, this is why I need your blog in my life. This sounds heavenly- *especially* if it kind of tastes like a pie. Just like you, I'm all about those apple/pumpkin pie flavors. Also, you should move to Chicago so we can have fancy pants drinks together ;)

    xo marlen
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  10. This looks so refreshing !!!!

    yum :)

    Happy Sunday !!


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