Our Favorite Old Overholt Cocktails

Founded in 1810 by German Mennonite farmer Henry Oberholzer, Old Overholt is America’s oldest brand of rye whiskey.

glass of old overholt cocktails with cherry

While Old Overholt remained a family business for four generations, its ownership has changed hands with the Japanese Suntory brand. Still, it remains the cornerstone of American-style whiskey.

Old Overholt is a harsh rye whiskey with notes of sweet citrus and a dry, crisp finish. Below, I’ll cover a diverse list of Old Overholt Cocktails that highlights rye whiskey’s distinct flavor.

Old Overholt Cocktails


Old Overholt is an iconic spirit and a cherished relic of American history. The Old Overholt Cocktails on my list pays homage to rye whiskey’s historic pairings, featuring all the tried and true classics, plus a few creative recipes.

After sipping your way through my list, let me know which cocktail you loved the most in the comments below.

glass of old overholt cocktails with cherry

12 Old Overholt Cocktails

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


    1. Pick your favorite recipe
    2. Gather all the needed ingredients
    3. Prep a summer cocktail in less than 5 minutes

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Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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