Macerate ginger and gently pop cherry with a dash of aromatic in Old Fashioned glass.
Mix liquid ingredients in shaker over fresh ice, gently swirl/modest shake, 15-20 seconds.
Strain over single large cube, one small or up.
Optional: One solitary drop of jalapeno essence (Va Winery - Peaks of Otter's Kiss the Devil is excellent for this)
Created for the occasion of a friend's PhD!
Inspired by Manhattan and Old Fashioned