Big-Batch Rye Sour

Big-Batch Rye Sour

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 T dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 (750ML) bottle 100-proof rye whiskey (such as Old Forester)
  • 2 Cups dry curacao
  • 1 1/2 Cups fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups ice
  • Lemon peel strips, for garnish


Step 1

Combine sugar, boiling water, and hibiscus in a heatproof mug. Stir until sugar is dissolved; let stand until cooled. Cover and chill hibiscus syrup until ready to use.

Step 2

Combine rye, dry curacao, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup hibiscus syrup in a pitcher. Add ice, and stir until ice is melted. Serve chilled; garnish with lemon peel strips.

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Batched drink may be made one day ahead; keep chilled until ready to serve.

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