Friday, February 24, 2023

Cherry Bomb (Original Recipe)


I wanted a rich Manhattan that would strike you as a winter-into-spring type of drink. My idea was to mash up a perfect Manhattan with a brandy cocktail similar to the KGB but with black cherry as the dominant flavor. 

It works really well with 99 Black Cherries and my homemade cherry blossom bitters (Yes. Made with steeped cherry blossoms.) There's no trick to this drink. Make it like a perfect Manhattan and add the additional ingredients.

  • 3 oz. rye whiskey (Founding Spirits Rye used)
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth (Punt E Mes used)
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth (Dolin used)
  • 1/2 oz. 99 Blackcherries
  • 3 dashes of cherry blossom bitters
  • Luxardo cherry garnish

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Drop the cherry and a little of the syrup into the drink.

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