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…..Well, if nothing else the war gave us Teddy Roosevelt as a Rough Rider and the phrase “Remember the Maine,” which lives on in a cocktail recorded in the 1933 classic “The Gentleman’s Companion: Being an Exotic Drinking Book or Around the World with Jigger, Beaker and Flask” by Charles H. Baker, Jr. Mr. Baker urges his readers to “Treat this one with the respect it deserves, gentlemen.”
Remember the Maine
2 oz. rye whiskey
¾ oz. sweet vermouth
¼ oz. Cherry Heering liqueur
Dash of absinthe
Stir with ice; strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Variously known as a McKinley’s Delight, this drink is, of course, a variation on a Manhattan, but with enough interest to really stand on its own as a drink. The sweetness of the Heering, a Danish cherry liqueur that we’ve previously used in the Blood and Sand, plays well with the strong anise of the absinthe. With good reason, the drink is a favorite at Brooklyn bars Fort Defiance and Clover Club.
These days, most people probably don’t, in fact, remember the Maine, but many readers have undoubtedly walked by a monument to the star-crossed ship. At the southwest corner of Central Park, the monument with the gilt statute atop it is a memorial to the crew of the USS Maine.
Drink up,


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