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Xanté Company & Peter F. Heering announced to a full house which cocktail would most likely to intrigue Don Draper after work at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic event, Heering Goes Mad (Men) held Monday at Ogilvy & Mather. The Sour Cherry Sidecar created by Bartender, Stacy Nikkila of New York City’s Boom Boom Room was the ultimate winning liquid combo consisting of Cherry Heering, Cognac and fresh lime juice.

Competition was spirited and steep with On the Rocks champ and Chicago bar man, Charles Joly, Xavier Herit of New York’s acclaimed resto, Daniel and Founder of The Bar Academy, Jamie Stephenson.

“The incredible and inspired amount of various Cherry Heering, Coffee Heering and Xanté recipes submitted was truly thrilling to see”, said Adéle Robberstad, CEO, The Xanté Company/Peter F. Heering. “Stacy’s winning cocktail embodies the smart simplicity that can be achieved using Cherry Heering for both bartenders and consumers alike.”

The prize awarded to Stacy Nikkila for taking the top spot with her take on the Side Car, will be a featured in Elle Magazine International, Gotham Magazine as well as inclusions in OK! Magazine and The Robb Report.

The winning Heering Goes Mad (Men) cocktail was selected by an elite professional judging panel, including Head Chef Geoffrey Zakarian of The Lambs Club, famed Cocktail Consultant, Sasha Petraske, Laura Lane of OK! Magazine, Daniel Curtis, The Robb Report and Sheila Marikar with ABC News Now.

The exciting and iconic Heering Goes Mad (Men) fest benefited DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

Sour Cherry Heering Sidecar

Stacy Nikkila, The Boom Boom Room, New York City

1 oz. CHERRY HEERING® liqueur

1 oz. Pierre Ferrand 1re Cru Du Cognac

½ oz. Fresh lime juice

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