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The addition of rye whiskey to this cocktail helps give it a spicy takeoff, but it’s the complex cherry-vanilla sharpness of our Luxardo Maraschino Originale that really helps it reach cruising altitude.

Ingredients

2 oz. rye whiskey

¾ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Originale Liqueur

½ oz. lemon juice

4 dashes orange bitters
 

Luxardo Maraschino Cherries for garnish

Lemon twist for garnish

Directions

Step 1

Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled
with ice.

Step 2

Shake until chilled, then strain into a coupe glass.

Step 3

Garnish with Luxardo Maraschino Cherries and a lemon twist.

2000s

Era of Origin

Kentucky Flyer

A simple whiskey cocktail that puts an all-American twist on a classic.

             more recent but lesser-known cocktail, this
             simple, four-ingredient whiskey cocktail
             deserves to be considered a modern classic. Standing tall as a shining example of the ingenuity bartenders and cocktail creators utilized throughout the craft cocktail revival of the early 2000s, we think this cozy cocktail can hold its own against recipes from any time period.     

 

No need to get fancy with this one. You’ve probably already got everything you need to mix one up tonight, and when you do, you’ll understand why the simplicity of this unpretentious recipe makes it a perfect cocktail companion for a cozy night at home.

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