Honey Rye Crush

Honey Rye Crush

Craft cocktails are even more enjoyable when they’re made with local ingredients. This Rye Crush is a perfect example; it’s an Eastern Shore classic featuring Maryland-made Sagamore Spirit and our Honey! Every sip transports us to the shore, where we can taste every bit of its homegrown goodness - not just in flavor but also in packaging.

closeup of rye crush in martini glass and lit candle on wood board with ice

I was looking to lighten my favorite drink, the crush. I could have gone for a syrupy sweet liquor but chose honey instead - an inspired decision! As if that wasn’t enough of a delicious twist, only fresh-squeezed orange juice would do in this magnificent cocktail creation.

a wooden tray holds a cocktail surrounded by a jar of honey, ice, rye whiskey and other ingredients

Spice up this Rye Crush

With a zesty kick of Old Bay Seasoning around the rim, there’s no denying that this recipe packs one delicious punch! If you’re feeling adventurous and want to turn up the heat even more, why not take your own take on it? We call ours “Bay Rye Crush.” Why not add some mint or lime for an extra refreshing flavor twist? Get creative with finding perfection when mastering this drink; whether it's sweet or sour, spicy or cool - we promise it will be worth all the experimenting. Ready to start shaking things up? Here are some ideas:

  • Add a few drops of bitters.
  • Change up the alcohol. Silver tequila makes every drink taste better
  • Serve with our Old Bay and Honey Lollipop for an interesting conversation
  • Add rosemary garnish
Rye Crush on wood board with orange slice and sagamore rye

If you decide to make these soft honey pretzel bites with honey mustard sauce, do us a favor, will you? Snap a quick photo and share it with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. Tell us how you adapted the recipe too. We love seeing your creations!