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The Royal Drink

The Heering brand is legendary and historical. Cherry Heering liqueur, purveyor to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and to the Royal Danish Court, has been produced since 1818 and is truly the original “cherry brandy.” Created by Peter F. Heering, the nearly 200–year–old brand is now sold in more than 100 countries, and has been blended into cocktails associated with the entire British Empire and many other Royal Courts throughout Europe.
In the early 19th century, most spirits were local: In the West Indies, the drink was rum; in London, it was predominately gin, but as the British Empire expanded, Heering Cherry liqueur attained a global following. The British, along with their colonial friends, ensured that Heering cherry liqueur was available. They believed that a bit of Heering “helped keep life civilized.” In British speak – it was the “proper” drink.
And so it was born. Cherry Heering liqueur is a sweet, full-bodied liqueur, ruby red in color and produced in Denmark since 1818. The recipe is a family secret, handed down through five generations. Cherry Heering liqueur is made entirely from Danish cherries, spirits and spices and without any artificial flavors, additives or coloring.
Legend has it that in 1919, in the lobby of the Raffles hotel in Singapore, the very first globally enjoyed cocktail was born, and this drink became a classic – the still popular Singapore Sling. And this was just the beginning. Cherry Herring claims the distinction of being part of some of the world’s most classic cocktails – “not to take center stage, but to contribute to the grander picture.”
And after two centuries, a new Heering was born in 2007! The company introduced Heering Coffee Liqueur, a blend of Caribbean rum, dark coffee and rich cocoa, also with no additives or artificial coloring. We raise our glasses to both of these exceptional OU kosher certified spirits.
Enjoy the following drink recipes, courtesy of Heering – KosherEye has adapted them for the kosher drinker:
• Singapore Sling
• Copenheering
• Red Russian
• Heering Coffee Martini
• Heering White Russian
• Heering Latte


Heering on the Royal Warrant’s website

If you log into the Royal Warrants website: www.royalwarrant.org you will find the following words on Heering:

Purveyors of Cherry Heering
The history of the firm of Peter F. Heering begins as long ago as December 1, 1818. It was on this date that the young grocer’s assistant Peter Fredrik Suhm Heering opened a business of his own in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark. At first, it was a modest cellar shop, but its proprietor was a man of sound business instinct who realised the possibilities latent in an old recipe which had been given him. He experimented with the recipe, improved it, and started to manufacture in quantity. Soon Peter F. Heering owned a mansion in Copenhagen and a fleet of ships. Kings and Emperors ordered it for their table sophisticated individuals of every nationality came to value its characteristic taste and fashionable impression the world over.

During the first part of the 19th Century there was no Gucci or Dior or Chanel or even Nike. There were just spices, furs, gold and shoes made by the corner shoemaker. Spirits were local – in the West Indies one drank rum, in London most likely gin. But as the British Empire grew, Heering Cherry Liqueur achieved a global following. Allegedly, nothing was more enticing on a warm afternoon than a cocktail of the finest calibre. So the British and their friends made sure there was plenty of ‘Cherry Heering’, and Heering ensured that life, in the far reaches of the Kingdom, was civilized. And one of the first global brands was born.

In 1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles landed in Singapore and purchased a plot of land from the Sultan of Johor where he created a trading post for the British East Asian Trading Company. A hundred years later, in the lobby of the infamous Raffles Hotel, legendary bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon invented the Singapore Sling later to achieve global fame by mixing 30 ml of Gin, 15 ml Heering Cherry Liqueur, 120 ml pineapple juice, 15 ml lime juice, 7,5 ml Cointreau, 7,5 ml DOM Benedictine, 10 ml Grenadine and a dash of Angostura Bitters. Shaken not stirred, served on ice in a cocktail glass.


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