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The Catcher in the Rye Frozen Whiskey Drink from Sloshies

Sloshies Catcher in the Rye

Get ready to stay up late and toast to the New Year with this delectable spiced whiskey drink! With each sip you’ll be able to appreciate the fruity notes of lemon, orange and cherry. 

The Catcher in the Rye

Makes at least 4 drinks.


• 10 ounces simple syrup

• 5 ounces lemon juice

• 15 ¾ ounces orange juice

8 ¼ ounces Cherry-Infused Old Overholt Rye Whiskey


1. Combine: Place the ingredients in a medium-size metal bowl and stir.

2. Freeze: Pour the liquid into a large freezer bag and place it in the freezer until frozen, approximately 4 hours. Alternatively, pour the liquid into an ice-cream maker and proceed per the manufacturer’s instructions.

3. Serve: When you’re ready to drink, massage the freezer bag by hand until it’s a wet, slushy consistency. If it’s not breaking up, run the bag quickly under hot water and massage some more.

More about Sloshies:

Sloshies CoverIt’s not your mother’s Piña Colada! Sophisticated, flavorful, with fresh ingredients and the perfect hit of booze, a sloshie is a high-octane slushie—the ideal summer drink that’s a far cry from the cloyingly sweet blender cocktails of yore.

Written by Jerry Nevins, cofounder of Kansas City’s Snow & Co.—named the #1 frozen cocktail bar in the United States—Sloshies features more than 100 innovative refreshers guaranteed to jazz up (and cool down) backyard parties, barbecues, or any gathering with family and friends. And they are so easy to make: Based on a simple granita technique, sloshies require little to no special equipment. Just mix the ingredients, stick them in the freezer, and wait until they’re slushy.

There’s the tart: the Whisky Smashed, a frozen mint julep; the cucumber-kissed Limey Bastard; and the Sunshine Boulevard, a stone-cold shandy starring beer, vodka, and citrus juice. The sweet: the alluringly exotic Blue Roses (featuring a bouquet of curaçao, vodka, and rose hip liqueur). The spiced and herbal: including a Manhattan with rye-infused cherries, and the Proud Mary—yes, that’s a frozen Bloody Mary. Plus drinks with floral notes, like the Midnight Orchard, a beguiling combination of whiskey, elderflower, bitters, and maraschino; and a few nonalcoholic granitas to refresh the palate.

The book includes recipes for the syrups and infused liquors that many of the drinks are built upon, plus information on garnishes, serving suggestions, and other finishing touches.

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