October 15, 2014

Jack with One Eye

Recipe: Courtesy of A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails by Scott McCallum and Victoria Walsh

Whisky, coffee and cherry liqueur mingle with mole bitters in this cocktail that’s classic with a twist.


  •  1 ½ oz. bourbon or Canadian whisky
  • 1 oz. cold- or French-pressed good-quality brewed coffee, chilled
  • ½ oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 barspoon maraschino cherry juice or cherry liqueur
  • 1 dash mole bitters
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • 1 large ice cube
  • 1 maraschino cherry, preferably with a stem


Yield: Makes 1 Drink

  1.  Pour all ingredients except ice and cherry into a mixing glass. Add handful of ice cubes and stir until chilled. Strain through a julep strainer over large ice cube in a chilled old-fashioned glass. Serve with a skewered cherry.

Juan Luna