1 3⁄4 oz Rye (cacao-infused; see note)
3⁄4 oz Oloroso sherry
1⁄2 oz Meyer lemon juice
1 bsp Cherry syrup, Luxardo (syrup from Luxardo Maraschino Cherry jar)
1 Cherry (as garnish)

Stir, strain, up, garnish.


Lepkowski infuses her rye with cacao nibs, black pepper, ginger, and other botanicals; recipe at link. Alternatively, a dash of chocolate bitters in combination with the oloroso sherry produces a dry chocolate-y effect.

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Fargo commented on 3/09/2014:

Poor... a middle ground between Manhattan and Aviation.