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Rye in Your Britches

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 1

James Beard award–winning bartender Charles Joly is also co-founder of Crafthouse Cocktails, which makes the smoking box you will need to give this drink its smoky flavor. When making this cocktail, seek out a milk stout, which is a little sweeter and creamier than other varieties. In a pinch, however, an imperial stout will do.


  • 2 oz. (60 ml) Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. (20 ml) Cherry Heering
  • 1 dash Fee Brothers Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters
  • 2 oz. (60 ml) stout, preferably milk stout
  • Freshly grated nutmeg for garnish


In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, Cherry Heering and bitters. Fill the glass with ice and stir until the ingredients are well chilled. Slowly pour in the stout and stir gently to combine. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish with the nutmeg.

Using a Crafthouse Cocktail Smoking Box according to the manufacturer’s instructions, smoke the cocktail using cedar chips until the desired amount of smokiness is achieved. Serve immediately. Makes 1 drink.

Recipe courtesy of Charles Joly of Crafthouse Cocktails