This is an original from The Straight Up (drinkstraightup.com) and is sure to warm you up on a cold night.
All cherry and whiskey on the nose. The higher proof Russell’s Single Barrel works well in this one, standing up to the sweeter cherry flavors. A bouquet of cherry flavor is accented by the caramel and herbal contrast of the Averna. The finish bitters up a bit. This one is heavy and sweet, making for a great after dinner sipper.
1.oz Russellâs Reserve Single Barrel (or other high proof bourbon)
.5oz Amaro Averna
.25oz Cherry Heering
Dash Rhubarb bitters
Add the Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel (or other high-proof bourbon), Amaro Averna, Cherry Heering, Maraschino and Rhubarb bitters to a chilled mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the cherries.