Uncle Jesse

If you're drinking a delicious cocktail in Denver, chances are good that Sean Kenyon had something to do with it. He has installed proper liquor programs all over town, and currently hops back and forth between two of the city's hottest spots: the just reopened Squeaky Bean restaurant, and top-notch cocktail den Williams & Graham. His program is rife with innovation, but don't get distracted by the bells and whistles–some of Kenyon's best drinks are the simplest. Take the Uncle Jesse, which we'll be drinking for liquid warmth all winter. For more 2012 Best Cocktails, click here.

Recipe adapted from Squeaky Bean, Denver, CO

Uncle Jesse
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Uncle Jesse from Squeaky Bean, Denver, CO
Servings
1
drink
Ingredients
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Old Grand-Dad bonded whiskey
  • ½ ounce Rothman & Winter cherry liqueur
  • ½ ounce Cynar
  • Maraschino cocktail cherry
Directions
  1. In a mixing glass filled with ice, add the whiskey, cherry liqueur and Cynar. Stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled Old-Fashioned glass filled with a large ice cube. Garnish with the maraschino cocktail cherry and serve.
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