Monday, March 20, 2017

Great Dane

This is a cherry bomb of a cocktail. I haven't made it for a long time because I was waiting until I got some Heering cherry brandy. This liqueur is really not quite a brandy, but it is exactly what is called for in this Danish-themed drink. I also used Common Wealth Gin, which has a very American character and less of a juniper presence so that it wouldn't get in the way of the cherry flavors. kirschwasser, even so small a proportion, really changes the mouthfeel to something stronger and thicker than a gin and liqueur drink.
  • 2 oz. gin (Common Wealth used)
  • 1 oz. Cherry Heering
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1 tsp. kirschwasser (Kammer Kirsch used)
  • lemon twist
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.

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