maraschino cherry

Man about Town (Cynar Boulvardier)

2 ounces rye, such as Rittenhouse
1 ounce Cynar
1 ounce sweet vermouth
Brandied cherry

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add rye, Cynar, and sweet vermouth, and stir until very cold, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a brandied cherry in the bottom of the glass.


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Equal parts:

Bourbon (or Rye)
Aperol or Campari
Sweet Vermouth

Stir with ice in a lowball, garnish with a cherry or orange slice. Can also be drained into a highball.

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1 part champagne (or other sparkling wine)
1 part orange or other citrus fruit juice

Stirred, served in a tall champagne flute and sometimes garnished with a little grenadine or a cherry in the bottom

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Spring Sidecar

This combines the floral tartness of a sidecar with the sweetness of cherries.

2 parts Rye
1 part Cointreau
a few dashes orange bitters
a few dashes cherry bitters
a teaspoon of cherry syrup

Shake with ice, serve up in a cocktail glass garnished with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.

Drop one drop of peychaud's bitters on top for a "cherry blossom" effect

Spring Sidecar
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Building off the classic Manhattan:

3 parts bacon-infused rye bourbon
3 parts cognac
2 parts sweet vermouth
dash of aromatic bitters
dash of smoke flavor
1 maraschino cherry


Use the nitrogen cavitation method to quick-infuse rye using some fried bacon bits.

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This is essentially a manhattan with peach-infused brandy.

Using the nitrogen cavitation method, Infuse 4 oz Brandy with half a peach, sliced.

Mix with 2 oz sweet vermouth, a dash of maraschino liqueur (or cherry brandy syrup left over from making maraschino cherries)

Add the sliced peaches and a maraschino cherry.

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Tequila Sunrise

4 parts orange juice
2 parts tequila
1 part grenadine

Pour the tequila and the orange juice into a highball glass with ice cubes, stir.

Slowly pour the grenadine around the inside edge of the glass, it will sink and slowly rise to mix with the other ingredients naturally.

Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

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The Big Apple

2 parts apple cider
1 parts brandy
1 part bourbon
½ part sweet vermouth
½ part lemon juice
dash of bitters

Basically a Manhattan with apple cider standing in for some of the sweetness. Garnish as usual with a cherry and/or an apple slice.

Big Apple
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Mint Julep Manhattan

A juleped Manhattan or Old Fashioned

4 parts Mint Julep Makers Mark (or 3 parts bourbon mized with 1 part simple syrup muddled with mint)
2 parts Cognac
1 part sweet vermouth
1 part dry vermouth
Dash Peychaud's bitters

Garnish with a cherry and a sprig of mint.

Mint Julep Manhattan
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The Jack Rose

3 parts applejack brandy
2 parts lemon or lime juice
2 dashes grenadine

Traditionally shaken into a chilled glass, garnished with a cherry or an apple slice, and served straight up.

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