Mount Vernon

The Washington Post, September 28, 2011

Course: Beverage • Features: Fast


One hallmark of PDT mixologist Jim Meehan’s cocktails is his unusual use of fruit brandies and eaux-de-vie as featured spirits. Here, the clear cherry brandy kirschwasser takes center stage (hence the George Washington-inspired title), along with <a href=’http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/a-tasting-of-spanish-brandies-reveals-their-grandeur/2011/03/29/AF8fpmiC_story.html’>Spanish brandy de Jerez</a> (such as Gran Duque d’Alba brand).

 1 serving


  • Ice
  • 1 ounce kirschwasser
  • 1 ounce brandy de Jerez
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce Pedro Jimenez sherry
  • 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering liqueur
  • 3 preserved cherries (or maraschino cherries, for garnish (see related recipe)


Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the kirschwasser, brandy, grapefruit juice, sherry and Cherry Heering; shake well, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.

Garnish with the cherries on a pick.

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