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
Combine all ingredients, add ice, stir, strain into chilled cocktail glass.
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.
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.
Similar cocktails
  • Fort Point — Rye, Chinato, Apricot liqueur, Lemon peel
  • PPX — Rye, Cognac, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Cynar, Bitters, Mezcal, Orange peel
  • Harlem Renaissance — Bourbon, Bianco Vermouth, Gran Classico, Orange liqueur
  • Curari Cocktail — Rye, Ruby Port, Orange bitters, Amaro Cora
  • Country Life — Bourbon, Port, Jamaican rum, Orange bitters, Orange peel
  • Ophelia — Bourbon, Chinato, Crème de Cacao, Bitters
  • So How We Gonna Kick It — Rye, Dry vermouth, Root liqueur, Bitters, Demerara syrup, Lemon peel
  • Bensonhurst — Rye, Dry vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Cynar, Orange peel
  • Sunset Park — Rye, Apricot liqueur, Dry vermouth, Bitters, Lemon peel
  • No Sleep 'Til... — Rye, Dry vermouth, Curaçao, Bitters, CioCiaro, Orange peel