This has been a work-in-progress for the past 5 years. It may still need work. The idea was to build, in the drink, some of the color in a black eye. Trying to give a taste profile with a bit of punch — well, that has been the interesting part. Any ideas?
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1/2 ounce not-from-concentrate cranberry juice
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes green Chartreuse
Pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir until combined and thoroughly chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a stemmed maraschino cherry.
Tasting notes: A tart, strong punch in the palate.
Tomorrow: Shaken or stirred?
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