Saturday, October 8, 2016

Canadian Cherry

I made my own cherry brandy for this cocktail, and I have to say it gives this drink that cherry flavor you loved as a kid. You know the cherry Skittles or Starbursts that you refused to share with your sibling or buddies when you opened a pack and started divvying.

I already had cheery Wishniak with vodka infused with cherries and sugar. I added a little kirschwasser and just a drop of Luxardo maraschino.

The rest of the drink falls out just as you expect. But because it is Canadian, you can't assume the bar has cocktail glasses. Canadians don't do cocktail glasses. Everything must be in a rocks glass, so here it is.
  • 2 oz. Canadian whisky (Black Velvet Reserve used of course)
  • 1 oz. cherry brandy (homemade version used)
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. orange juice
  • bar sugar
Coat the rim of an Old Fashioned glass with cherry brandy and dip in sugar to coat the rim in cherry flavored sugar.  Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the glass.

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