Photo Credit: Madelynne Ross/Black Restaurant Week, LLC


A savory cocktail balanced with lemon and honey infused with star anise. It has a lingering finish carried by cherry herring and red wine vinegar.

Glassware: Double Old Fashioned Glass.

  • 1/2 oz lemon
  • 1/2 oz red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 Cherry Herring
  • 3/4 star anise honey
  • 1.5 oz Makers Mark
Star Anise Infused Honey
  • 1:1 ratio with honey and hot water in a
  • 1 quart deli container.
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 10 star anise
  • Zest of 1 whole orange

Cover and steep until cool

Garnish: Single ice cube and garnished with 2 unbleached maraschino cherries


Joe Samuel has been bartending for over 10 years. He loves making the classics and has worked in everything space from a fast paced club bar to fine dining. Follow him on  Instagram.

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