Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails

High Horse

Image: Gina Haase

Shannon Tebay Sidle, a bartender at New York’s Death & Co, created this cocktail inspired by colonial-era ingredients.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “The Surprising Thing That Fueled the American Revolution. And the Rise of Our First President.”


  • 1 1/2 oz Aged rum
  • 1/2 oz Kirsch brandy
  • 1/2 oz Cherry liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Brandied cherry


  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.

  2. Strain into a Martini glass.

  3. Garnish with a brandied cherry.