Friday, March 29, 2013

Cocktail du jour: Remember the Maine

It's Friday, which means I must pause in my Spring Break series to bring you a new cocktail recipe. The USS Maine was a US Navy battleship that sunk in the Havana harbor in 1898. The ingredients of this classic cocktail have nothing to do with Maine or Cuba, instead it's distant cousin of the popular Manhattan.

Remember the Maine, C&G style:
2 oz. Rye whiskey
3/4 oz. Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
2 tsp. Chambord (Cherry Heering is traditionally used)
1/2 tsp. Absinthe (or substitute any anise type liqueur such as Absente or Pernod)
Stir together in a glass filled with ice
Strain into a martini glass with a Luxardo cherry at the bottom
Cheers & enjoy!

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