Cocktail Recipe: the Rye-napple Express


March 21, 2024

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March is Women’s History Month, and that’s a good reason to say “cheers” with a refreshing new cocktail recipe called the Rye-napple Express. On Friday, we shared the recipe for the Choco Facto.

But before we get to the recipe, a bit of the holiday’s history. Every year, March is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to U.S. history.

According to, the celebration of Women’s History Month started with a week-long celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society, which was organized in 1978 by the school district of Sonoma, California, back in 1978.

That initial celebrations saw presentations given at schools, students participating in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade in downtown Santa Rosa.

The spirit of that initial celebration caught on within other communities, school districts and organizations around the U.S. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week.

Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, will share some cocktail recipes for the remainder of March. Specifically, we will share a few recipes submitted by Shaker & Spoon.

Founded in 2015 by two designers with no hospitality experience, Shaker & Spoon is a majority woman-owned brand that has sent millions of cocktails across the nation. Enjoy, and happy Women’s History Month.

Rye-napple Express

Recipe by Sother Teague, award-winning bartender and author of I’m Just Here for the Drinks, for Shaker & Spoon

Sother’s pumpkin spice

1 1/2 oz rye whisk(e)y

1 oz pineapple juice

1 oz spiced cider lime cordial

3 dashes star anise bitters

1. Spread pumpkin spice out on a plate. Run a spent citrus shell around the rim of the glass (you may use a rocks or a coupe glass) to wet it. Drag and twist the glass across the plate so that the rim gets coated in spice.
2. Add the liquid ingredients to a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously until it is ice-cold and shows frost on the outside (15–30 seconds).
3. Strain into your rimmed glass—either a rocks glass over fresh cubed ice or a coupe glass without ice.

Cocktail kit also available for purchase.