Man O' War Bourbon Cocktail
Servings: 1 cocktail
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau*
- 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth**
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce cherry juice***
- 2 Luxardo, Brandied, or Amarena Cherries for garnish
Combine all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, and stir with bar spoon until very chilled, about 30 seconds.
Add a large sphere or square ice cube to an old fashioned glass. Strain the cocktail over the ice, then garnish with two cherries. Alternatively, strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass without ice, and garnish with two cherries.
*Triple sec can be used in place of Cointreau
**I recommend Carpano Antica, but there are a lot of really cool boutique sweet vermouths that would also be delicious. Really, any sweet vermouth will work.
***Luxardo Cherry Juice (NOT the bright red cherries. See the notes in the post about this.) Brandied cherries (and juice) or Amarena cherries (and juice) will also work
Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 273kcal