Cherry Mole Manhattan

2 ounces Sweet Mole Negra Infused Bourbon*
.5 ounces dry vermouth
.25 ounces Sweet Mole Negra Cherry syrup
Sweet Mole Negra Cherries*
Cherry Bitters

Place the bourbon, the vermouth and cherry syrup in a glass and stir well.  Fill the glass with ice and garnish with a few of the cherries and a few dashes of cherry bitters.

*Sweet Mole Negra Infused Bourbon-in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle grind 1 cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoons anise seeds, ½ teaspoons coriander seeds, 3 cloves, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 4 all spice berries, 2 chili mulatos, 2 guajillo chilies, 1 ancho chili,  3 teaspoons freshly grated ginger, ½ cup turbinado or Mexican brown sugar. Add 3 tablespoons to a mason jar filled with bourdon and let infuse for 3 -4 days.

*Sweet Mole Cherries-In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup water and 1 cup of turbinado sugar and about 3 tablespoons of the mole negra spice mixture and bring to a boil.  Add about 2 cups of pitted fresh cherries and let simmer for five minutes.  Take of heat and cool.  Place in a mason jar and refrigerate.