Remember the Maine
In his book The Gentleman’s Companion, author Charles H. Baker Jr. insists that this drink be stirred in a clockwise direction, that it may be “sea-worthy.” Whichever way you stir it, it’s delicious.
- 2 parts Bourbon or Rye whiskey
- ¾ part Sweet vermouth
- ¼ part Cherry brandy
- 1 dash Absinthe
- 1 dash Aromatic bitters or Creole bitters or Cherry bitters
Stir with ice (in a clockwise direction if superstitious) and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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