Preparation: Muddle 4 fresh ripe cherries with 1 tablespoon of simple syrup in a mixing glass. Add rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, lemon juice and orange liqueur. Shake in a cocktail shaker for 10 seconds. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
This is an original recipe by Joe DeOrio of Chicago.
Preparation: Muddle 2 pitted cherries with the simple syrup in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients. Shake in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and strain into a chilled ricks glass filled with pebble ice. Garnish with the reserved cherry.
This is a recipe from The PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan and is attributed to Jane Danger of PDT in New York. The book says:
Jane Danger’s cocktail goes down like soda – or pop, as they call it where she grew up in Minnesota.
Preparation: Combine the whiskey, juice and syrup into a mixing glass. Pour into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into rocks glass over large ice. Float the wine on top. Garnish with the orange and cherry.
This recipe is from the book Speakeasy by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric of Employees Only in New York City.