Red Buffalo

If you have been looking for a not-so-citrus, sweet drink, from our cocktail collection, this is it.  In my search for something herbal to add to the bar collection, I stumbled upon green chartreuse.  An ingredient that has popped up here and there in my travels around town to various cocktail bars; it was an obvious next choice.
Made from 130 herbs, plants and flowers and steeped for about 8 hours, the aromatic herbal qualities of green chartreuse compliment the sweetness of the Washington State University developed rainier cherries, quite well.  At a high proof, both bourbon and chartreuse add some booziness while Peychaud’s adds the final touch of floral aroma.

5 Rainier cherries, pitted
2 oz Bourbon
1/3 oz Green Chartreuse
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Red Buffalo

Muddle the five rainier cherries to a pulp to release the flavor, into a shaker.  Pour the remaining 3 ingredients into the cocktail shaker with the cherries and shake on ice.  Strain and serve on ice.  Garnish with a few extra cherries as you wish.

Thoughts?