Skinny Rye Crush Made with Honey

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This Rye Crush is Maryland made.

Making craft cocktails is especially fun when we find small-batch handmade spirits to pair with our Eastern Shore Honey.

This Rye holds a special place in our heart as it’s also homegrown in Maryland. This Rye Crush is a classic cocktail made with Sagamore Rye made by Sagamore Spirit, not too far from our Honey House. with lovely packaging.

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

I am always trying to find ways to make dishes and drinks with fewer calories so I skipped the syrupy sweet liquor often found in crushes. The honey makes it sweet enough. When you make this cocktail, fresh-squeezed orange juice is a must!

Rye Crush set with Sagamore Rye, fresh squeezed orange juice our honey and candles on wood cutting board

Spice up this Rye Crush

We love this recipe just the way it is but if you are feeling a little adventurous, add a little Old Bay Seasoning around the rim for a nice little kick! You could rename the drink “Bay Rye Crush”. You might have different ideas of what perfection is when mastering this drink recipe, and we are all about finding your way. So, we encourage you to change this recipe up in a way that works best for you. If you’d like some ideas to get the ball rolling, here are some ideas for changing this recipe:

  • 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

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

Rye Crush set with Sagamore Rye, fresh squeezed orange juice our honey and candles on wood cutting board

Skinny Rye Crush

Servings: 1
Calories: 188kcal

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  • 1.5 oz Rye Whiskey Sagamore Spirit
  • 3 oz orange juice fresh-squeezed
  • .5 oz Honey Syrup Wildflower
  • 2 oz Club Soda


  • Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake to combine.
  • Serve in martini glass.
  • Garnish with an orange wheel.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 170mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 43mg

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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