Maker’s Mark Bourbon carries off as a rather hearty bourbon, dark in color with rich, deep flavor. There are subtle cherry tones with chocolate filtering in between hints of orange and possibly a fraction of apricot peel. At 90 proof there is surprisingly little burn. The maker hit his mark right on target with this American Spirit.
Hangman’s Noose – created by Cheri Loughlin
1/2 measure Godiva Liqueur Original
1/4 measure Sweet Vermouth
Place ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Shake to chill. Strain into an old fashioned cocktail glass.
The Hangman’s Noose plays up the characteristics of Maker’s Mark Bourbon with a bit of cinnamon and chocolate shine coming through without dominating the original spirit. Surprisingly not too sweet. Vermouth helps add a little balance while bringing our more spice. This makes a great Halloween drink recipe due to the name or holiday cocktail due its classic style.
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