Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cherry Fizz

Kirschwasser or kirsh is a clear spirit made from distilled cherry juice. The Cherry Fizz is a basic fizz that substitutes kirsh for whatever other spirit (usually gin) that you would make a fizz with. This is a tall drink and almost indistinguishable from a Collins except for that unmistakable funk of black cherry liquor. I used authentic German kirschwasser called Kammer Kirsch made from black forest cherries for this delightful summer drink.
  • 2 oz. kirschwasser
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • club soda 
  • maraschino cherries
Combine sugar, kirschwasser, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass full of fresh ice. Top with cold club soda and add cherries for garnish.

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