Fire Cherry Cocktail

The sweet taste of bourbon and the complexity of cherry balanced by the Campari and port...one of my favorites!
3 oz Bourbon, Wild Turkey
12 oz Maraschino Liqueur, Luxardo
14 oz Campari
14 oz Port
4 dr Bitters, Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla
1   Brandied cherry (as garnish)
Instructions
Combine, Stir, Strain into Coupe Glass, Garnish with brandied cherry
Notes
Very Complex; bourbon upfront, then a duel of port and Campari, finishes with cherry and subtle vanilla
History
Inspired by the Red Hook
From other users
  • I used Rittenhouse and had to sub a touch of cherry liqueur plus Mole bitters for the cherry bark bitters. I liked the drink and the concept, although I thought the Maraschino was a bit dominant. Next time try less Maraschino — ☆☆☆
  • Mostly tastes like bourbon, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, slightly herbal. — ☆☆☆
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3 Comments

Sounds interesting. It's a

Sounds interesting. It's a bit of a big drink by current standards. It could be easily scaled back with 2oz : 2 tsp : 1 tsp : 1 tsp, for the so inclined.

Nice. Maybe less Maraschino

Nice. Maybe less Maraschino and scale to a more manageable size? I split one, so it either makes one huge or two tiny drinks.

Very nice. Split it into two

Very nice. Used Rebel Yell bourbon (my go-to cheapie). Split it into two small drinks for me and the missus on a Friday night. Sweet, subtle flavors on a long finish.