This classic first appeared in from The Gentleman’s Companion by Charles H. Baker, Jr., in 1939, and is something of a play on the Manhattan. Its name is a reference to the USS Maine, which kicked off the Spanish-American War after being sunk in the waters around Cuba in 1898.
Remember the Maine Ingredients
|2 oz rye|
|0.75 oz sweet vermouth|
|2 tsp Cherry Heering|
|Dash of absinthe|
|Cherry for garnish (optional)|
How to make a Remember the Maine
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.
- Stir until chilled, about 20-30 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or into an Old-Fashioned glass with ice.
- Garnish with the cherry.