Frost on the Blossoms

Perfect early spring cocktail...a classic mix of cherry and maple.
2 oz Bourbon, Elijah Craig
34 oz Dry vermouth, Dolin
14 oz Cherry Liqueur, Cherry Heering
2 dr Bitters, Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla
2 dr Bitters, Urban Moonshine Maple Bitters
2 bsp Maple syrup
Instructions
Combine all ingredients, add ice, stir, strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Notes
Bourbon and cherry upfront provides a nice balance of sweet and dry. The maple comes through during the finish and is balanced by the dryness of the vermouth. Grade B pure maple syrup is preferred.
History
A tribute to spring in the eastern USA...a delicate balance between the warm days that lead the cherry trees to bloom and the cool nights that lead the maples to concentrate their sweet syrup.
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