November 6, 2014 – The Republic Steakhouse
3/4 oz. brandy
3/4 oz. kirschwasser
1 cup cold coffee
Sugar (if desired)
Stir over ice cubes in a small highball glass.
In the absence of kirschwasser, Ryan used Cherry Heering, and Christian Brothers brandy. This was the first cold coffee drink I tried, and I really liked it. It was refreshing, as I find cold coffee to be, and the coffee was the primary flavor; nothing much else really came through. The over all effect was very nice, though.
Kirschwasser (German for “cherry water”) or kirsch, is a clear, colorless fruit brandy traditionally made from double distillation of morello cherries, a dark-colored cultivar of the sour cherry, but is now also made from other kinds of cherries. The cherries are fermented with their stones. Unlike cherry liqueurs, like Cherry Heering, and so-called “cherry brandies,” kirschwasser is not sweet.
Wes þū hal! (Old English)