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If you appreciate a good Manhattan—a rye Manhattan specifically—then the Remember the Maine will most likely find a home in your drinks repertoire. The cocktail comes from Charles H. Baker, Jr’s. The Gentleman’s Companion from 1939 and is notable for its additions of cherry liqueur and a touch of absinthe.
- 2 oz Rye whiskey
- 3/4 oz Sweet vermouth
- 2 tsp Cherry Heering liqueur
- 1/2 tsp Absinthe
- Garnish: Brandied cherry
In a chilled coupe or cocktail glass, add the absinthe. Roll around to coat and discard the excess.
Add the rye, vermouth and liqueur to a mixing glass with ice and stir well.
Strain into the prepared glass, and garnish with a brandied cherry.