GZ's Mouse Trap Cocktail
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Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Mouse Trap

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink



  1. Add the sherry, bourbon, vermouth and bitters to a cocktail shaker, add large ice and stir thoroughly. Taste for balance, then single-strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a cherry and serve.

Cook’s Note

This variation on a classic Manhattan is accentuated with the use of dry Palo Cortado sherry, which has a long nutty finish that pairs particularly well with hard sharp cheeses. The addition of cherry bitters and a cherry along with the bourbon and sweet vermouth plays to every part of the palate.