• Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail

Adapted from the 1956 edition of the Esquire Drink Book, this aromatic cocktail—equal parts rye, sweet vermouth, and dry vermouth—is sweet without being syrupy. Garnished with a maraschino cherry, it's the perfect post-dinner drink; for a more traditional version, swap out the orange bitters for Angostura.


  • 1 oz. rye
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish (optional)


Step 1

Stir together rye, vermouths, and bitters in an ice-filled mixing glass or mixing tin until very chilled; strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry, if you like.

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