The Mission Man cocktail
The pre-drink preparation is by far the most time-consuming part but, in the words of Ryan Agar, co-owner of Mrs Hopper (the brand-spanking St Kilda bar which features the cocktail on its Spring menu), “it’s oh-so-worth-it”.
Drain a small jar of maraschino cherries and then cover them with brandy. “These little guys’ll make a great addition to the household bar and will continue to pay dividends for drinks to come,” says Agar.
45ml of your favourite American Rye Whiskey. (Agar: “We use Rittenhouse at Mrs Hopper but Michter’s Single Barrel would be in our death-row Mission Man.”)
10ml Green Chartreuse
A single brandy-soaked cherry
Wait until just after your kid or kids’ bedtime, stir whiskey and Chartreuse over ice, double-strain into your favourite glass, drop in your cherry. Sit back, relax. Enjoy.