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Fat Prince Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: Fat Prince

Like bitters, maraschino liqueur is an essential ingredient in many classic cocktails but serves an opposite purpose. The cherry-derived spirit offers just a hint of sweetness that's not at all syrupy. I particularly love cocktails that combine bitters and maraschino, as the competing elements come together for a very complex taste.
The festive Fat Prince challenges (in a good way) the taste buds even more, with earthy rye and a float of Brut champagne. Though the combination isn't timid, it's a highly sippable tipple. It's also a great way to get acquainted with maraschino, but if you can't find it, you can substitute kirschwasser. To get the recipe, read more.

Fat Prince

Fat Prince

Recipe For Fat Prince Cocktail From Esquire

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
1/2 teaspoon maraschino liqueur (look for Luxardo)
1/2 teaspoon rich simple syrup*
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Brut champagne
Lemon peel

Directions

  1. Stir well with cracked ice 1 1/2 oz rye whiskey (if you can't find rye, use bourbon), 1/2 tsp. maraschino liqueur, 1/2 tsp. rich simple syrup, and 2 dashes Angostura bitters.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, top off with Brut champagne, and twist a swatch of thin-cut lemon peel over the top. If more lushness is desired, add a cube of pineapple.

Makes 1 cocktail.

*To make rich simple syrup, stir 2 parts raw or Demerara sugar and 1 part water over a low flame until all the sugar has dissolved; let cool.

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