Cherry Heering on amountainofcrushedice.com

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Cherry Heering has been produced in Denmark since 1818 to an original secret recipe handed down through five generations, and is the original “Cherry Brandy.”
The cherries – a special strain of cherry is used – the small, dark Stevens Cherry which has been evolved from an ancient variety still to be found growing wild in parts of Denmark, are pressed together with stones to create a unique cherry taste, and then placed in wooden casks with more spirit added together with spices. No artificial flavours or colouring is used. In order to ensure that the rich taste of the cherries is maximized, the blend needs to rest and circulate for several months. 3-5 years later the product will be bottled.
As i really love cherries it isn`t hard for me to like this product especially since it really is of a very good quality. I find the taste just sweet enough, its deep,warm and rounded with a very pleasant cherry flavor. It`s an essential ingredient in the Singapore Sling and Blood and Sand cocktails. And Blood and Sand is a cocktail which is a favorite of mine, so here it is :
BLOOD AND SAND
This drink has got its name from the film starring Rudolf Valentino as a bullfighter,in 1922. Its served at Tiki Ti with a top pouring of tequila while the crowd led by one of the Mikes yells toro toro tooooorooo..
I wanted to try that (the tequila part) but if I sit here at home yelling toro, toro, toro while pouring a drink I`m not sure how the people here would react. I could be thrown out head first.
For my Blood and Sand I decided to try my Yamazaki 10, wonderfully inspired by my friend Chris who used Yamazaki 12 in his version of this drink. And blood oranges…I just love them! and of course I want to use them as much as I can while they still are in season.

* 1 ounce Yamazaki 10
* 1 ounce fresh-squeezed blood-orange juice
* ¾ ounce Cherry Heering
* ¾ ounce sweeet vermouth
* splash tequila
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with a little splash of tequila. Garnish with pineapple and a brandied cherry.
It tasted great with the Yamazaki and the tequila topping, very interesting. I will definetily make more of these. For garnish I used a pineapple/brandied cherry garnish lazily strewn on top of the foam, mmmm…
Inspired by Blood and Sand i made another little cocktail that i call Cherry and Sand which also was a part of the float themed TDN a while ago.

CHERRY AND SAND

1 oz Bourbon
1 oz dark Jamaican rum
¾ oz Cherry Heering
0.5 tsp simple syryp
Top with Lemon Soda
Float Lemon Hart 151
Shake over ice and servi with crushed ice in a highball glass, garnish with fresh mint.
To round it up i made a tiki drink, a version of the Aloha cocktail:
ALOHA COCKTAIL #2

This cocktail is based on the Aloha cocktail page55 in Sippin Safari.The original recipe uses 151 Bacardi rum and light Puerto Rican rum. I switched the Angostura bitters for their orange bitters, used hibiscus grenadine and upped the orange juice to 1 oz from 0.5. Apart from that its the same recipe as in the book.
0.5 oz white rum
0.5 oz JWray overproof
1.0 oz fresh orange juice
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz Cherry Heering
0.5 oz hibiscus grenadine
2 dashes Angostura orange bitters
Shake and strain into a ice filled glass. Garnish cherry and pineapple leaves or pineapple slice. This cocktail went down way too easily, its really tasty.
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Heering World News from Germany

Heering Accessorize 2009 is a global fashion competition intended for the worlds most talented and aspiring designers. Cherry Heering is looking for designers to create a cocktail dress inspired by one of six Cherry Heering cocktails, created by Scandinavian world class mixologist Richard Broni. The most exciting feature of this competition is that one winning designer will be awarded their own runway show at the Internationally acclaimed Copenhagen Fashion Week (Spring/Summer 2010).

The inspired Cherry Heering cocktails come in six categories: Classic, Romantic, Exotic, Vintage, Dramatic and RocknRoll. The qualifying rounds will be an online experience, with one winner being selected from each of the participating countries, with the Grand Finale taking place at the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore on June 4th, 2009. The Raffles Hotel is home of the famous Singapore Sling, the iconic cocktail that made Cherry Heering renowned around the world.

The Inspirational Cocktails:
1.CLASSIC: The original Singapore Sling a traditional Singapore Sling, with Cherry Heering as it was originally created at Raffles Hotel in 1915.
2.ROMANTIC: Cherry Blossom – a romantic Champagne cocktail with Cherry Heering and rose leaves served in a coupette, instead of a traditional champagne glass to highlight the drink.
3.EXOTIC: Spice Coffee Heering a challenging and spicy combination of tastes: Heering coffee liquor, chili, raspberry and lemon.
4.VINTAGE: Pisco Heering the first cocktails were called sours, and this vintage drink is layered sour- drink with Cherry Heering, served in a classic sherry glass.
5.DRAMATIC: Heering Rebel a truly dramatic, Bordeaux-red wine drink with coarse black ground pepper and Cherry Heering.
6.ROCKNROLL: Cherry Heering Gone Wild a cool unisex drink, a rocking bourbon cocktail with Cherry Heering served in a rocks glass.

Some requirements for participation in Heering Accessorize 2009:

•Fashion design students that are in the last year of education or a newly established (1-3 years) fashion designer with their own business

•Submission requirements include a technical drawing, a description of the dress and a description of the fabric along with a current resume

•One US online winner will receive financial help to produce their dress, together with a mini collection (two more dresses) that will be presented on the catwalk at the International Grand Finale in Singapore. More than 15 countries are expected to compete

•The US design winner will also compete with the US mixology winner against the international teams for a larger global prize

Please visit www.heering.com for more details and rules.

All participants must be 21 years of age or older.

The deadline for entry into Heering Accessorize 2009 is February, 28th, 2009.

Heering challenge in Norwegian magazine

The Accessorize 2009 challenge was mentioned with text and images in the Norwegian magazine “Woman”.

Heering back in the old days…

These images show that Heering was popular also back in the old days… It is great to see- with a round shaped bottle and different label- but the same content.

Singapore Sling on theliquidmuse.com

The Singapore Sling is featured as “Cocktail of the Week” on the theliquidmuse.com! Check it out!

Heering on Worldwide Bartender Bullentin

The Accessorize 2009 challenge was mentioned on the Worldwide Bartender Bullentin in the December issue! We look forward to the finals in Singapore.

Heering at Traders Vic’s all over the world

If you go visit Traders Vic’s somewhere in the world, you will for sure be able to order a cocktail with Heering. One of their bestsellers is the Trader Vic’s Sling! This is of course a version of the classic Singapore Sling. But there are also other Heering options if you don’t feel like having a sling…

Heering at “Bar & Books” in NYC

The Cherry Heering Blood & Sand Cocktail is now on all of the cocktail menus at Bar & Books’ three high-end NYC locations. So, if you are in New York, do not miss out on a visit at Bar & Books- you can order one of the cities most delicious Blood & Sand there.

Heering in the Tasting Panel

Heering Cherry Liqueur was reviewed in the most recent edition of the Tasting Panel. Have a look!

Heering on the intoxicologist.wordpress.com

Heering was presented on the intoxicologist webpage with numerous cockatils and information about Accessorize 2009. To read it all, go to:

http://intoxicologist.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/pick-a-glass-select-a-dress-create-a-fashion-accessory-heering-liqueur-has-you-covered-for-the-new-year-cocktails-contest

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