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Gary Regan's 101 Best New Cocktails of 2012

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Tommy Klus, Kask, Portland, OR.
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  • Made ours with Elijah Craig Rye, Luxardo Maraschino, brandied cherry in place of orange peel (no oranges!) <3 — ★★★★★
  • Great Manhattan alternative
  • Luxardo cherry, martini rosso, Canadian club rye
  • Quite good. Made with Carpano Antica and cherry heering. 2nd time used Cocchi and Leopold cherry. I think less sweet. Not sure which I prefer, maybe the original. Garnish with a cherry instead of orange peel.
  • Very nice - similar to a Remember the Maine.
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  • Made with Crown Royal rye, Tattersall sour cherry. Real cherry flavor most predominant.
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Bevx commented on 3/16/2013:

"The black dog runs at night."

In this case, the black dog is me. And tonight I'm running back to the kitchen to make another!

scotro commented on 3/16/2013:

love the twin peaks reference. going to make this right now!

This is very good. I think this will be a go to drink this fall. 

For a variation I subbed a coffee liqueur I made for the Cynar. Kind of a Twin Peaks mash-up with the Dale Cooper. Not bad.

Had one of these with Luxardo's cherry liqueur (not the maraschino) - it's a keeper!

Made with Canadian Club rye, Luxardo Sangue Morlacco, Martini Rosso, and Angostura orange bitters.  Really delicious.  Orange peel garnish, IMO, definitely preferable to cherry (add too much sweetness).  Could use a 90-100 proof rye instead of 80.

Highly recommended. I had another two of these this week.  On Friday, I was at my local whiskey bar, and was informed that Cynar was back on the shelves - so I searched the KC database for a drink combining Cynar and Rye: the Black Lodge came up, and I requested one.  Made with Cherry Heering, it was really delicious - and reading through the entry further, I discovered that I had liked it very much back in August 2017 - must have been at the same location, too.  Then last night, I made another one at home, this time with Bulleit Rye and the Combier cherry liqueur specified in the recipe (the Roi Rene Rouge). I think this is a great cocktail, and I am going to make another one today, perhaps with a different rye.

OK, so I've had this drink now with Michter's, Rittenhouse, and Old Overholt, and with Cherry Heering, Combier Rene Rouge, and Cherry Marnier.  The cherry liqueurs are really quite different.  To my taste, the results with Combier are clearly superior.  The Heering has many deep and dark flavor overtones, and the Marnier is too much of a conventional quotidian cherry flavor.  The Combier is clearly cherry, but fresh and subtle.  I haven't made one of these with Luxardo, but when tasting it alongside the other cherry liqueurs, its cherry-ness was more apparent than I would have thought