Hitting the Maker’s Mark: Hangman’s Noose Cocktail Recipe

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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 Cocktail Recipe

Hangman's Noose {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Hangman’s Noose {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist}

Hangman’s Noose – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin

1-1/4 ounce Maker’s Mark Bourbon

1/2 ounce Godiva Liqueur Original

1/4 ounce 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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