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I Cannot Tell a Lie

I Cannot Tell a Lie Related:   drinks, North America, pareve, Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving, Tu b'Shevat, vegetarian

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: None

Yield: 1 cocktail

This drink was inspired by the story of George Washington and his cherry tree. George Washington was also one of the biggest producers of rye pre-prohibition, and since our Rock Creek White Whiskey is 100-percent rye, it ties in perfectly. The flavors are spot on for the holiday season. Cherry, maple and walnuts are fun holiday flavors that work well with a heavy meal or with a light appetizer platter. Photo by Liquorary


  • 3 ounces tart cherry juice
  • 2 ounces Rock Creek White whiskey or another rye whiskey of your choice
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce maple syrup
  • 2 dashes black walnut bitters
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish


  • Shake all ingredients except for cherry and ice together, and serve in a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with cherry.

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