101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Cherry Cobbler by Cris Dehlavi, M Restaurant and Bar, Columbus, OH.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Cherry Cobbler
Adapted from a recipe by Cris Dehlavi, M Restaurant and Bar, Columbus, OH.

“The bitter-sweet flavor of the Luxardo cherries works really well with the ruby port and the rye. The orange bitters and the orange flower water brighten this cocktail and add to its complexity. Delicious in summer or winter!!” Cris Dehlavi.

2 Luxardo cherries

1 quarter-sized orange peel

30 ml (1 oz) Michter’s Real rye whiskey

30 ml (1 oz) ruby port

4 to 5 drops Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6

4 to 5 drops orange flower water

Muddle the cherries and orange peel in a short glass. Add remaining ingredients, then fill glass with ice; stir briefly.

gaz sez: The Luxardo cherries and the orange flower water are the ingredients that really make this cocktail come alive. They band together to release a beautifully flowery perfume note that reaches the nose as the port-whiskey combination fair glides down the throat. This baby will go down well with your Manhattan-sipping regulars, I think.

This is one of 2012’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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