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Remember the Maine

Remember the Maine

A rich whiskey cocktail from the 1930s.

In his famed text The Gentleman’s Companion, Charles H. Baker, Jr. says he discovered the Remember the Maine cocktail in Cuba in 1933, when the Cuban Revolution was underway.


  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • ¾ oz. sweet vermouth
  • 2 tsp. Cherry Heering
  • ½ tsp. absinthe, or absinthe substitute
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail
  • Garnish:cherry


Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, fill with ice and stir for 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.


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