A cherry explosion in your Manhattan. A hint of vanilla and another subtle spice will compliment the dark spirits you have sitting around, but this flavor profile is simple enough to use wherever a touch of cherry could be needed for drinks or even desserts! You'll never need a barspoon of syrup from the Luxardo jar again. 2.0 oz., 50% A.B.V.
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
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.