January 7, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1 barspoon powdered sugar
Dash of grenadine
1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz. gin
1/4 to 1/2 oz. cherry brandy
Shake well with ice in a shaker. Strain into a collins glass half-filled with crushed ice, and garnish with the cherry.
Happy New Year! Plymouth navy strength gin, Cherry Heering. Yey for pineapple! This cocktail has a lovely sweet/tart balance hedging slightly to the sour side, which is nice and makes it fruity without being cloying. Oddly enough for my darling navy strength gin, it’s a bit hidden, but peeks out with a very slight bitterness.
Cherry Heering, as indicated by it’s real name, Heering Cherry Liqueur, is not a fruit brandy. According to a legal definition in the United States, a “fruit brandy” is distilled “solely from the fermented juice or mash of whole, sound, ripe fruit, or from standard grape, citrus, or other fruit wine, with or without the addition of not more than 20 percent by weight of the pomace (the fruit solids leftover from winemaking) of such juice or wine, or 30 percent by volume of the lees of such wine, or both.”
Yeghes da! (Cornish)