November 28, 2012
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

Quite probably the cocktail I'd choose on a desert island. A great antidote to this hectic shopping season, too. —Erika Kotite

  • Makes 1
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • 1 brandied cherry, for garnish
In This Recipe
  1. Combine first three ingredients in shaker filled partway with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with brandied cherry.

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