COLORADO CHERRY COCKTAIL BITTERS

Bourbon Perfect Manhattan

Created or adapted by Cocktailpunk

2 oz best bourbon
0.5 oz Torino vermouth, Cocchi preferred
0.5 oz bianco vermouth, Del Professore preferred
2 squeezes Cocktailpunk Colorado Cherry bitters

Stir, strain, and serve in a chilled coupe.

Sprezzatura

Courtesy of Ms. Allison Anderson, Frasca Food and Wine

1 oz Cherry-soaked Leopold's Navy Strength Gin

1 oz Campari

1 oz Cocchi Rosť

2 squeezes Cocktailpunk Colorado Cherry Bitters

Stir ingredients and pour over large rocks in a heavily iced lowball. Express the oils of a lemon twist and discard or save to use as garnish on a cocktail pick with your preference of cherry.

Cherry Soaked Gin

1 Liter Campari
1 lb. Cherries (Colorado are best, or whatever is easily acquired, ripe and delicious) Leave the pits in!
**off season: 12-16 oz dried, bing or sweeter, cherries

Soak cherries in Gin in a glass or non-reactive container for at least 10 days if not double that. The longer the better. If a shorter infusion time is needed, smash the cherries gently to expose more of the meat...