Ruby Tuesday

Named in honor of the Rolling Stones song, this cocktail contrasts bold rye whiskey and herbal Bénédictine with bright lemon juice and fresh muddled cherries. 

1 ½ oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. Bénédictine
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
5 ripe black cherries
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: lemon twist

In a shaker, muddle the cherries. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish. 

From Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined From New York’s Employees Only Bar by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric