Poor Sap

Manhattan variant for the maple lover
2 oz Rye
1 oz Maple liqueur, Sapling
14 oz Fernet Branca
14 oz Grenadine
1   Maraschino cherry, Luxardo
Stir, strain, straight up, cocktail or coupe, garnish with cherry
An excellent way to use an excellent ingredient, Sapling Maple Liquer. Original recipe asks for Pikesville rye, but I've been using Bulleit. Grenadine must be homemade or high quality. Cherry can be homemade or alternate brand with the same quality as Luxardo
This recipe was found on the Wonderland Kitchen blog, which promotes it as an autumn cocktail (due to the maple liquer) but I have found it equally delicious during winter, spring, or summer
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