CHERRY COCKTAIL BITTERS

Cocktailpunk Manhattan

Created or adapted by Cocktailpunk

2 oz rye, Rittenhouse or other 100 proof rye preferred
1 oz sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica preferred
1 squeeze Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters in the mix, 1 squeeze as garnish
lemon twist

Combine rye, vermouth, and one squeeze of bitters in a mixing glass. Add ice, stir, and serve up in a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist and float another squeeze of bitters.

This variation explicitly omits a marasca cherry in order to showcase the Cherry Bitters. Cocktailpunk was invented for this drink.

G-Train Manhattan

Courtesy of Ms. Angela Battillo, Basta

1.5 oz Bulleit Rye
.5 oz Bitter Truth Kräuter Liqueur
.5 oz Bénédictine
.5 oz Contratto Vermouth Rosso
1 squeeze Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters
5-7 drops Maca Root Extract

Stir and serve up in a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Aphrodisiac? Let us know. The Kräuter can be hard to find, a milder amaro substitutes well.

Rock and Rosé

Courtesy of Ms. Allison Anderson, Frasca Food and Wine

1 oz Aperol
.75 oz Rosé Vermouth
1.25 oz Cap Rock Gin
2 squeezes Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters

Stir ingredients and strain to a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with thin lemon twist.

Allison is using a Cocktailpunk Americano Rosé Vermouth that is made specially for Frasca, but Cocchi Rosa or Martini Rosato substitutes well.

Lap of Luxury

Courtesy of Mr. Jake Sutton, well-known Stay-at-home-bartender

1.5 oz of your best brown water
1 oz Campari
1 oz Martini Gran Lusso
1 squeeze Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters

Stir and serve up in a chilled coupe with a Luxardo cherry.

Jake says that this is just a fancied-up Boulevardier. He used Leopold Bros. Maryland Rye, a great choice.

Map of France

Courtesy of Ms. Lucinda Sterling, Middle Branch

1.5 oz Starr Rum
.75 oz Combier Pamplemousse
.24 oz Dolin Genepy
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1 squeeze Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters

Shake with ice, strain into a sour glass or large coupe.

Welch's Wishes

Courtesy of Mr. Gordon Banks, Bar Charley

3 oz Fusion Verjus (white)
1.5 oz Mad Cuvee Tokaji
1 oz Barbancourt 3 Star Rum
1/2 squeeze Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters
tarragon sprig

Combine all ingredients except tarragon and carbonate with a siphon or other trickery. Garnish with a tarragon sprig.

Cherry Rosa

Courtesy of Ms. Elizabeth Sawtelle, Nick's on Broadway

1.5 oz Cocchi Rosa
splash of fresh orange juice
2 squeezes Cocktailpunk Cherry Bitters
4 oz sparkling water

Build in a double rocks glass with plenty of ice, top with sparkling water.