Remembering the Maine in Baltimore

While on a recent business trip to Baltimore, I had occasion to visit a great cocktail bar called the B & O American Brasserie.  Brendan Dorr is the master mixologist in the house.  One of the classics "Remember the Maine" was so tasty that I had it several days in a row.  Here a version that uses our booze:


  • 2 oz Hoppin Eights Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Dolin sweet Vermouth
  • 2 tsp Cherry Herring
  • 1/2 tsp Stonebarn Ouzo (or absinth)


Combine in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a cold glass.  Garnish with a cherry or lemon peel.

If in Baltimore, visit the Visionary Arts Museum, where this singular wood carving is on display.