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This riff on a cherry cola uses cola ice cubes to keep the flavor robust. Todd Coleman
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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.

Yield: serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherries, pitted
  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 3 cups cola
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. 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.

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