Remember the Maine
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Remember the Maine
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4.3 / 5
The Remember the Maine cocktail is a rich and complex drink that offers a sophisticated flavor profile, likely appealing to those who appreciate a deep, aromatic experience. Named after the ... more The Remember the Maine cocktail is a rich and complex drink that offers a sophisticated flavor profile, likely appealing to those who appreciate a deep, aromatic experience. Named after the rallying cry that followed the sinking of the USS Maine in 1898, this cocktail combines the warmth of rye whiskey and bourbon with the sweetness of cherry liqueur and the herbal notes of red vermouth. A dash of absinthe introduces a subtle anise flavor, adding an additional layer of complexity. Served in a cocktail glass, it provides a balanced mix of sweet, bitter, and herbal notes, making it a memorable choice for enthusiasts looking for something distinctive and full of history. This cocktail embodies a historical tribute through its name and a sensory delight through its ingredients, making it a fascinating choice for both cocktail enthusiasts and history buffs.
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Classic

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Remember the Maine is a cocktail steeped in history and complexity, much like the event it commemorates. The intriguing blend of rye whiskey and bourbon provides a robust foundation, enriched by the sweet and tart notes from cherry liqueur and red vermouth, while a hint of absinthe adds a whisper of anise that elevates the entire drink, creating a layered and sophisticated sip that's sure to stir up a conversation.

Method
How to make a Remember the Maine

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by adding absinthe and water into a glass filled with ice; let it chill while you work on the next steps
In a different container, stir the remaining ingredients together with ice, aiming for a smooth blend over about 10-15 seconds
Once mixed, remove the absinthe and water from your first glass, discarding the liquid but keeping the glass chilled
Carefully strain the stirred mixture into this absinthe-coated glass, ensuring a clean transfer
Your cocktail is now ready to be enjoyed, ideally served immediately for the best taste

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the name 'Remember the Maine'?

The cocktail 'Remember the Maine' is named after the rallying cry that followed the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, an event that precipitated the Spanish-American War. The cocktail is a tribute to this significant moment in history, encapsulating a sense of remembrance and homage through its unique composition and flavor.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

How does absinthe affect the flavor profile of Remember the Maine?

Absinthe adds a complex layer to the Remember the Maine cocktail, introducing a subtle anise (licorice-like) flavor and herbal notes. Its inclusion brings a certain depth and complexity, enhancing the drink's overall taste without overwhelming the balance established by the whiskey, vermouth, and cherry liqueur.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Bourbon with another type of whiskey in Remember the Maine?

Yes, you can substitute bourbon with another type of whiskey in Remember the Maine. While bourbon contributes a sweet and full-bodied profile, using a different whiskey like Scotch or Irish whiskey will alter the flavor profile, potentially introducing smoky, malty, or lighter notes. However, for a closer taste experience, it's advisable to choose a whiskey with a profile similar to bourbon's sweetness and richness.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of cocktail glass is best for serving Remember the Maine?

Remember the Maine is best served in a cocktail glass, also known as a martini glass. The wide bowl allows for the full appreciation of the drink's aroma and flavors, while the stemmed design keeps the drink cool by minimizing contact with your hands. The elegant presentation also complements the cocktail's sophisticated profile.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Remember the Maine?

Creating a non-alcoholic version of Remember the Maine involves substituting the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic counterparts that mimic their flavors. Non-alcoholic absinthe substitutes can be used for the herbal notes, alongside non-alcoholic whiskeys or bourbon-flavored syrups, and a sweet vermouth alternative. Cherry syrup can replace cherry liqueur. However, the complexity and balance might differ, and it's an opportunity to creatively explore similar taste profiles.

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