Recipe By Lorem Ipsum
Published Jul 27th
Prep 5m Cook - Additional - Ready In 5m
Servings 1 cocktail Calories 224.1

Based on the Red Ant cocktail created by a NYC bartender. Be sure to use a good quality mezcal. The small amount of it here makes a big difference. I like brandied cherries for the garnish.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ice
  • 1 ½ fluid ounces rye whiskey
  • ½ fluid ounce cherry liqueur (such as Cherry Heering®)
  • ½ fluid ounce kirschwasser
  • 1 tablespoon mezcal
  • 2 dashes chocolate or mole bitters (such as Bittermens® or Fee Brothers®)
  • maraschino cherries, for garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Put ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour in whiskey, Cherry Heering, and kirschwasser. Then spoon in the mezcal and add a couple dashes of bitters. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with cherries.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 224.1
  • Carbohydrate 6.9 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 0.1 g
  • Sodium 8.6 mg
  • Sugar 4.9 g


  1. This drink is great! I used High West (Rendezvous Rye) whiskey, Cherry Heering, Dos Hombres Mezcal, Kirschwasser cocktail mixer, and chocolate bitters. It is a high horsepower (strong alcohol) drink, but smooth and Smokey in texture/flavor. I would definitely make this for others to try.

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