If you appreciate a good Manhattan—a rye Manhattan specifically—then the Remember the Maine will most likely find a home in your drinks repertoire. The cocktail comes from Charles H. Baker, Jr’s. The Gentleman’s Companion from 1939 and is notable for its additions of cherry liqueur and a touch of absinthe.
- 2 ounces rye whiskey
- 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
- 2 teaspoons Heering cherry liqueur
- 1/2 teaspoon absinthe
- Garnish: brandied cherry
In a chilled coupe or cocktail glass, add the absinthe. Swirl to coat and discard the excess.
Add the remaining ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into the prepared glass.
Garnish with a brandied cherry.