A good cocktail is a nice way to ring in the New Year, especially when two kinds of whiskey and a bourbon-soaked cherry are involved. This year, I was treated to a little whiskey in my whiskey by our hosts, who introduced me to the cocktail "Honey on Rye":
Honey on Rye:
Rye (we used Ri)
A splash of Wild Turkey American Honey (a liqueur blended with honey and bourbon)
Maraschino cherry (preferably of the bourbon-soaked variety)
A delicious start to 2012!
We wanted to bring something fun for the New Year's cocktails, so we picked up some Bitters - lemon-flavored, peach-flavored, and chocolate-flavored, all from Fee Brothers. Every recipe I could find for the chocolate-flavored bitters involved whiskey. Bartender Marc did a twist on a Manhattan - we were without vermouth - with approximately this simple, but enjoyable recipe (it was late, so we were working in approximations):
3 oz Richters American Whiskey
3 to 4 splashes of chocolate bitters
Sip. Enjoy. Smile.
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