Collect your gear and spirits.
Start with rye, measure 2 oz rye. Pour in mixing glass.
Next sweet vermouth, I use carpano antica cause it's awesome... Measure 3/4 oz
Cherry Heering time (who knew this could be in a real drink) 1/4 oz. Little side note this is what separates this cocktail from a Manhattan.
Pours spoon of absinthe, it's legal now!
2 dashes of bitters. DON'T skip this, bitters actually change how taste receptors perceive sweet and sour flavors.
Add ice and stir. Pro tip: you're stirring correctly if you don't hear clinking of ice and spoon.
Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. CHEERS!