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Jill Schulster of Manhattan's Joe-Doe restaurant created this riff on a cherry cola, which uses cola ice cubes to keep the flavor robust. This recipe first appeared in our October 2011 issue, along with Rebecca Barry's article Whiskey Rebellion.
Enlarge Image Credit: Todd ColemanSERVES 2
INGREDIENTS1 pint cherries, pitted
2 oz. rye whiskey
3 cups cola
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
INSTRUCTIONS1. Combine cherries, 1 oz. rye, and 1 cup cola in a bowl; cover and chill. Let remaining cola flatten, then freeze in ice cube trays.
2. Place 5 cherries and 1 tsp. rye-cola mixture in a double rocks glass; muddle cherries. Mix remaining whiskey and juice in a shaker with ice; shake to chill. Strain into glass with cherries; add 4 or 5 cola ice cubes.