Remember the Maine


The USS Maine sank in 1889 and precipitated the Spanish-American war. The cocktail was created soon after and is, ironically, better remembered than the ship.

Stirred  |  Cocktail Glass |  Cocktail Skewer  |  Cocktail Cherry

Step 1:

Jigger into your mixing glass

  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • .75 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 teaspoons of Cherry Heering liqueur
  • .5 teaspoon of Absinthe

Step 2:

Fill your mixing glass with ice and stir smoothly for 25-30 seconds

Step 3:

Use a hawthorne strainer to pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

Step 4:

Skewer a Mess Hall Cocktail Cherry and drop in your glass

Step 5:

Raise a toast to the Maine and pour a little out for the fallen… wait... no... don't do that. It's much too tasty for that.


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