Heering on Sundance channel

This is from the Iconoclasts series (sponsored by Grey Goose), on the Sundance channel, ‘Beyond the Bar’ there are 2 bartenders that have used Cherry Heering in their cocktails, Danny Valdez, & April Wachtel. Follow link below to read more:


All Natural Asphault


All Natural Asphault

Monday, September 27, 2010

Trainspotting a nice cocktail and why to never start a rock band

I’m sure you have all missed me and I apologize for my tardiness in posting as of late. Friday was supposed to be a great time playing with my band on a clear cool night under the stars for the throngs of people who frequent our neighborhood on those evenings. What it was instead was a giant stressful disaster that almost ended in me killing someone. The truth is almost all musicians are quirky in one way or another and a large portion of them display this quirkiness by being completely unreliable. We should have guessed that it was going to be a disaster when the venue owner texted Joe on Monday to ask “who are y’all playing with again?”, mind you this was his responsibility. We actually offered to book another band. That eventually got straightened out and all was thought to be well. So when we were loading the truck on Friday and the thought crossed our mind to load the PA we said “No, they got it”. Never underestimate the ability to get screwed by second guessing yourself. We arrive on site about 6:45 for our 8:00 slot and set up. We meet the second band Prospect Rider and then we wait. “Hey, where the hell is the PA?”.”It’s comin'”. Sure enough at 7:30 a truck rolls up with what appears to be a PA and it gets unloaded. Then the truck leaves. There is a strange collection of speakers and a powered mixer from the mid-seventies and that’s it. No cables, no mics, no f’n way we are getting started on time. “They gotta get the rest of the stuff, we’re right around the corner”. Finally, after an hour or so and more cursing than I have done in a long time, the rest of the PA shows up. We decide, in the essence of time, to switch the set up and play our instrumentals while they set up around us. With some more difficulties and ineptitude this plan mostly works and we are off and running. We play our set and while we play there is a group from the local arts high school who dance and make the whole think worth while. Prospect Rider follow up with a great set and we retire for a good night sleep.

Saturday morning, feeling better than expected we get up and travel to the market and as we are finishing up we decide on a trip to the Frugal MacDoogles. The Mrs. has recently purchased a couple of old time cocktail books and we need some more ingredients. We have mainly been working out of Dr. Cocktails “Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails”. Drinking, my friends, is a very expensive hobby. We pick up some Bourbon (Buffalo Trace), Cherry Heering, and sweet vermouth (Noily Prat). I also picked up a bottle of Rogue XS for the beer cave. With that we headed home. Saturday night we had made plans to check out the Citizens of the Universe production of Trainspotting. We started with a lovely meal at Soul and since I have written about them a number of times I will forgo another round. Needles to say it was very good, as always. The production is in a small theater space in Plaza Midwood called Story Slam. It is a fairly bare bones venue but gets the job done. The set was spare but used to very good effect. The acting and directing were top notch. If you know the story line to Trainspotting, you know it is not the lightest fare, but the production managed to tell the serious side of the story while still keeping the dark English humor intact. This was helped along by a girl in the audience who was having a hard time with the bodily functions portrayed on stage and was laughing as a coping method. It was a brilliant evening with friends.

The band is playing again this Friday maybe there will be more tales of woe next week, or maybe something tasty will occur. Until then….

Heering Ace Hotel Portland reviews

…But the friendliness tends to outweigh the attitude, and they make some fantastic drinks customized to your preferences. Case in point: a Jim Beam Black, Laphroaig, cherry heering, and orange bitters garnished with an orange peel served on the rocks to satisfy my smoky, citrus craving.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon Invites You To Mad Mix

A Mad Men themed party taking place at Teardrop Lounge.

Dress as your favorite ad exec of 1964 and get ready for an evening of vintage cocktails. Step back in time as the bartenders of Teardrop Lounge mix up favorites from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Purchase your ticket online today here.

Details: Theme attire encourage. Cocktails, food and themed activities included in $200 ticket price.

Date & Time: Sunday, September 26th at 6:30pm

Location: Teardrop Lounge,1015 NW Everett Street,Portland

Purchase your ticket online today here.

Featured Drinks:

Pegu Club
Plymouth gin – Cointreau – lime – Angostura & orange Bitters

Tom Collins
Hayman’s Old Tom gin – lemon – gum syrup – soda water

Vieux Carré
Rittenhouse rye whiskey – Carpano Antica sweet vermouth – Hennessy V.S. cognac – Bénédictine – bitters

Hotel Nacionale
Ron Matusalem Clasico – pineapple gomme – Rothman & Winter apricot liqueur – lime

Blood & Sand
Blended scotch – oj – sweet vermouth – Cherry Heering

Plymouth gin – Russian Standard vodka – ‘house Kina’ Lillet

Old Fashioned
Buffalo Trace bourbon – sugar – bitters

Singapore Sling
Ransom Old Tom gin – Bénédictine – Cherry Heering – orange bitters – ginger beer

Sloe Gin Fizz
Plymouth Sloe gin – lemon – egg white – soda water

Mai Tai
Appleton V/X Estate rum – lime – orgeat – Cointreau – falernum – mint

Martin Miller’s Westbourne gin – Dolin dry vermouth – house-pickled onions

Cherry Heering on examiner.com

National cherries jubilee day: celebrate the weekend by drinking one

Cherries Jubilee “Martini”
• 2 ounces cherry vodka (Smirnoff and Seagram both carry this product)
• 2 ounces Cherry Heering
• 1 ounce Crème de Cacao
• 2 dashes Grenadine
• 2 maraschino cherries
• extra-fine sugar (also known as caster sugar)
1. Dip just the rims of the glasses in a very small amount of water, then into a shallow dish of extra-fine sugar.
2. Mix ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.
3. Strain, pouring into sugar-rimmed martini glasses.
4. Add a cherry to each glass and enjoy.
Makes 2 Cherrhttp://www.examiner.com/cooking-in-san-jose/national-cherries-jubilee-day-start-your-weekend-by-drinking-oney Jubilee martinis

Will the Real Singapore Sling Please Stand Up?

Bangalore Food & Beverage Article 

By: Ashwati Parameshwar

Geographically named cocktails are legion: the Manhattan, Long Island Iced Tea and the Cuba Libre are known the world over, and most have fairly similar recipes whether they’re served in New York, London or Hong Kong. Even variations have their own well-known recipes, usually following the prescribed one in the International Bartenders Association (IBA). The Singapore Sling, however, is one that comes with a great deal of controversy and variation.

Connoisseurs agree that the Singapore Sling was developed by Ngiam Tong Boon, a bartender working at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel Singapore before 1915. There is also plenty of disagreement as to how closely the current version of this drink that is served at Raffles is to what was originally served. Apparently the original recipe was lost and forgotten sometime in the 1930’s, and the drink that they currently serve at the hotel’s Long Bar is based on memories of former bartenders, and some written notes that they were able to discover.

Most bartenders use the IBA recipe as a base, with the absolutely immutable ingredients being gin and cherry brandy as well as lime for taste. And that’s where the similarity ends. The IBA recipe also calls for Cointreau, Benedictine, a dash of Angostura bitters and, the primary ingredient – pineapple juice. Ted Haigh, curator of The Museum of the American Cocktail, and author of Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, insists on all of the above, as well as soda water and pomegranate grenadine. Esquire Magazine’s Big Black Book features a recipe from a 1948 cocktail guide that leaves out the pineapple juice altogether, relying on soda water for the foamy top. On the other hand, a 1982 New York Times article insists that the cause of the foamy sweetness is that the original recipe used freshly squeezed juice from Singapore’s Sarawak pineapples.

Here are the IBA recipe as well as Ted Haigh’s. Cheers to your own Singapore Sling!

Singapore Sling from International Bartenders Association

  • 8 parts Gin
  • 4 parts Heering Cherry Liqueur (cherry brandy)
  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 1 part DOM Bénédictine
  • 2 parts Grenadine
  • 16 parts Pineapple juice
  • 6 parts Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

To Prepare:
Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into Poco Grande glass. Garnish with pineapple and maraschino cherry.

Singapore Sling From Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh

  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz Cherry Heering
  • 2 tsp Benedictine
  • 2 tsp Cointreau
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes real pomegranate grenadine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Soda water
  • Real maraschino cherry, for garnish
  • Pineapple wedge, for garnish
  • Orange wheel or twist, for garnish

To Prepare:
Combine all except soda in an iced shaker. Shake, and strain into a Collins or highball glass with a few lumps of ice. Top with a splash soda water. Garnish with a cherry, a pineapple slice, and orange.

Sancho’s Salvation – Youtube cocktail



Sancho’s Salvation




2 oz. DonQ Añejo rum 1 oz. Dry Sack medium sherry 3/4 oz. Cherry Heering liqueur 2 tsp. grenadine Pour DonQ Añejo, sherry, and liqueur into a mixing glass. Fill with ice and give it a quick stir. Strain into a glass and garnish with a twist of orange peel and drunken cherries.





Holiday Coffee Break




1 1/2 oz. DonQ Gold rum 1 1/2 oz. Tia Maria coffee liqueur 1/2 oz. Cherry Heering liqueur 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram Freshly grated cinnamon Pour DonQ Gold, liqueur, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake well and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with some fresh cinnamon.





Precision and craft at the Pegu Club

Pegu club on Houston street on a Sunday night. If you’re an anti-clubbing misanthrope who wants only the most excellent of drinks, the perfect time and place. Three things I loved:

Remember the Maine: a manhattan variation with a soupçon of Pernod and cherry heering. Perfectly licorice-y

Improved Norwegian Cock-tail: first experience with aquavit in a cocktail, also with maraschino, star anise, and orange. Dry and spice-ish (not spicy, really), but not too much so.

These cocktail saucers. The perfect antidote for glassware destined to hold a 9-oz cosmopolitan. I have to have these.

Hatchi Mix Series at Breadbar: Rum Amok with Caña Rum Bar

The carb-crazy restaurant Breadbar inCenturyCityhas been hosting a bunch of pop-up foodie events over the past year, including the “Hatchi Mix” series where mixologists concoct a one-night-only selection of eight cocktails priced at $8 each.

Each of these nights features a theme/liquor/bar, and in June it was “Rum Amok” with Joel Black from Caña Rum Bar in downtown LA. I wanted to try something not normally offered there, so I ordered the Blood & White Sand, which was made with white rum, pineapple, Cherry Heering, Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth and The Bitter Truth lemon bitters.

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