Five Boroughs

Five Boroughs
Serves 1
After one taste of this sweet and spicy cocktail, you'll be hooked.
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  1. 1½ ounces bourbon, such as Woodford Reserve
  2. ½ ounce sweet vermouth, such as Martini and Rossi
  3. ½ ounce amaro liqueur, such as Gran Classico
  4. ½ ounce ginger liqueur, such as Domaine de Canton
  5. ½ ounce brandied cherry juice*
  6. 1 brandied cherry (optional)
  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice and set aside.
  2. In a separate glass, combine bourbon, sweet vermouth, amaro liqueur, ginger liqueur, and brandied cherry juice. Add ice, and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain bourbon mixture into reserved glass. Garnish with brandied cherry, if desired.
  1. Substitute ¼-ounce Cherry Heering, if brandied cherry juice is not available.
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Brandied Cherries
Yields 3
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  1. 1 large orange
  2. ½ cup sugar
  3. ½ cup water
  4. 1 cinnamon stick (3-inch piece)
  5. ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  6. ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  7. 1 pound frozen pitted sweet cherries, thawed
  8. 1 cup brandy
  9. 1 teaspoon almond extract
  1. Remove the peel from the orange in strips, avoiding the pith. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, ½ cup water, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and orange strips. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat; add cherries, brandy, and almond extract, stirring to combine. Let mixture cool to room temperature.
  3. Transfer into a clean quart jar or two pint jars. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 days before use. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
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