Voting has ended. Thank you to all the bars & restaurants (and customers) who participated!

Congratulations to Nowhere Special Libations Parlor on their win in the Five & 20 #NYRyeWeek Cocktail Competition in Ithaca, NY. The “Dalton Julep” was created by James Dean and includes Five & 20 Rye Whiskey, house-made grenadine, aged rum, and is garnished with fresh mint.

In celebration of NY Rye Week (Oct. 12 – 20) participating Ithaca locations are recognizing
New York State’s rich rye heritage by serving up specially crafted Five & 20 Rye cocktails.
The cocktail and bartender with the most votes will be announced the first week in November.


1. Sip cocktail
2. Text “RyeWeek” to 313313 and wait for a response
3. Verify you are 21+
4. Respond with the “FULL NAME” of the bar/restaurant
5. Sip cocktail (again)


North Star House
202 E. Falls Street, Ithaca

The Bittersweet Goodrye created by Lisa Trencansky
Five & 20 Rye Whiskey, falernum liqueur,
amaro, verjuice, house-made honey
ginger shrub, with a twist of lemon

Bar Argos
408 E. State Street, Ithaca

A Rye Smile created by Nick Gilbert
 Five & 20 Rye Whiskey, amaro,
Green Chartreuse, dry vermouth, 
garnished with cherry

Rulloff’s Restaurant
411 College Avenue, Ithaca

Rulloff’s Revenge created by Todd Nau
Five & 20 Rye Whiskey, orange juice, house-made blueberry
pomegranate grenadine, orange bitters, a splash of soda,
garnished with fresh orange and cherry 

Monks On The Commons
120 S. Aurora Street, Ithaca

The Great Schema created by Alex Gherardi
Five & 20 Rye Whiskey, maple pear shrub, 
Creole and aromatic bitters, ginger beer, 
poured over a hard cider ice ball 
with a scorched rosemary garnish

Nowhere Special
114 W. State Street, Ithaca

Dalton Julep created by James Dean
Five & 20 Rye Whiskey, house-made grenadine,
aged rum, garnished with fresh mint

Agava Restaurant
381 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca

Oscar Rylde created by Eliot Rich
Five & 20 Rye Whiskey, Aperol,
elderflower liqueur,
garnished with flamed orange