Remember the Maine, or McKinley's Delight

2 oz Rye
34 oz Sweet vermouth
1 t Cherry Liqueur, Cherry Heering (or up to 2 tsp)
12 t Absinthe (as rinse)
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish)
Instructions
Stir, strain, straight up, cocktail glass.
Notes
Stir with ice briskly in clock-wise fashion this makes it sea-going, presumably!
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3 Comments

This is my overall favorite

This is my overall favorite cocktail. I use 2 1/2 oz. Rye (Redemption is good), Punt e Mes, and 1/4 oz. Cherry Heering. Absinthe should be a rinse not stirred in. Leave a small pool in the bottom of the glass. A dash of aromatic bitters doesn't hurt it either.

Stirring counter-clockwise will ruin this one. ;-)

PDT Cocktail uses the same

PDT Cocktail uses the same recipe (mostly) except for upping the Cherry Heering to 1/2 oz (1 Tbl or 3 tsp).

I also like adding a dash of bitters, in particular The Bitter Truth's Jerry Thomas bitters.