A Drink for a Gentleman

This week’s recipe is inspired by and dedicated to a former Northeast Minneapolis Firefighter who served both his community and his country. After all, an upstanding gentleman always deserves an upstanding cocktail.


2 oz. brandy
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
Splash of orange bitters

Muddled cherry and/or splash of cherry juice

Mix brandy, vermouth, bitters, and cherry juice in a shaker with ice. Muddle whole cherry either on the side or bottom of a Minneapolis Skyline lowball glass. Pour shaker contents over muddled cherry and enjoy the oh-so-smooth goodness. The finish on this drink is unreal.

This one’s for you Skip.