This cocktail was created for William McKinley at the GOP convention during his presidential run.


  • 3 ounces rye whiskey (shoot for at least 100 proof)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of cherry brandy
  • 1 dash of absinthe


Step 1

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients.

Step 2

Shake vigorously until chilled. Pour into a rocks glass with fresh ice.