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Rhymes With Orange

Rhymes With Orange is a flavor symphony in a glass! This beverage exemplifies the art of balance, weaving together diverse elements into a harmonious tapestry of taste. If you savor the delightful clash of sweet and sour, this one’s your ticket.

a glass of rhymes with orange cocktail

What sets this cocktail apart is its ability to dance on your palate. It’s a versatile companion, equally at ease amidst lively soirées or quiet introspective moments. Pour it into your glass, let it unfold on your palate, and experience the intricate marvel that has captured the hearts of cocktail connoisseurs. Immerse yourself in its flavorful depth and uncover why it stands as a cherished choice worth indulging in.


The Rhymes With Orange cocktail was created by Toby Maloney, a renowned mixologist, and bartender at The Violet Hour in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The cocktail was first introduced in 2011 and has since become a popular drink among cocktail enthusiasts.

The Rhymes With Orange cocktail is made with Rye Whiskey, and it’s a twist on the classic Manhattan cocktail. The cocktail has gained popularity over the years due to its unique name and delicious taste. The name “Rhymes With Orange” is a play on words, as there are very few words that rhyme with “orange.” The name is catchy and memorable, making it a popular choice for cocktail menus.

How to Make It

a glass of rhymes with orange cocktail

Rhymes With Orange

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


  1. In a mixing glass filled three-quarters with ice, pour the orange bitters down the side to ensure they settle at the bottom.
  2. Combine the sweet vermouth and amaro in a jigger, then add this mixture to the mixing glass.
  3. Follow by adding the rye whiskey to the mix.
  4. Stir all the ingredients thoroughly with ice until perfectly blended.
  5. Strain the well-mixed concoction into the chilled glass, ideally over a substantial ice cube or block to maintain the drink's chill without rapid dilution.
  6. Finally, garnish your Rhymes With Orange cocktail with a flamed orange zest twist. The flaming zest not only imparts a touch of sweetness but also adds a dramatic flair to your drink.

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If you’re looking to put a twist on the classic Rhymes With Orange Cocktail, there are plenty of variations to try. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Citrus Sunrise Rhyme

Introducing a burst of brightness, this variant infuses the original Rhymes With Orange with a splash of orange juice and a hint of grenadine. The added citrusy tang and the gradual color shift create a visual treat akin to a sunrise in a glass.

Herbal Citrus Sonata

Infuse a herbal twist by adding a sprig of fresh rosemary or thyme to the cocktail, allowing its aromatic essence to marry with the citrus flavors. This variation elevates the drink, introducing an earthy yet refreshing undertone.

Bitter Orange Ballad

Experiment with a splash of Aperol or Campari to add a bitter complexity, balancing the sweetness of the cocktail. This variation offers a bittersweet symphony that complements the original flavors harmoniously.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his 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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