Sunday, June 12, 2016

Kirsch Rickey

Kirsch is a very versatile spirit. Unlike maraschino liqueur or aged cherry brandies, it can be used as a base for a drink without it overwhelming your senses with bitterness or sweetness. Kammer Kirsch is 95 proof, too. A little goes a long way, but it's flavor is akin to tequila or light rum. So you can treat it like vodka, but you get something with taste--a dry, dark and somewhat bitter black cherry flavor that won't add sugar. That means it is ripe for the refreshing Rickey.
  • 2 oz. kirschwasser
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • club soda
  • two pitted black cherries (maraschino used)
Build drink in a highball glass filled with ice with lime and kirsch first. Top with soda and stir gently. Add black cherries for garnish.

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