Sweet Cherry Rye
3 1/2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Whisky
5 fresh cherries
3 preserved cherries (Recipe? Contact http://www.foodmattersva.com)
4 Dashes Peychaud's Bitters
Splash house made maraschino syrup
Glass: Rocks Glass
Garnish: House made Maraschino Cherry (Recipe? Contact John Shope at http://www.thenextroundsonme.blogspot.com)
Method: Muddle fresh cherries with 2 oz Rye. Place glass and cherries in refrigerator and allow to fuse over night. Add ice, bitters, preserved cherries, syrup and 1 1/2 oz rye. Shake all ingredients then empty shaker contents into original glass.
Courtesy John Shope of Food Matters of Alexandria, Virginia.