Cherry Hering on underhill-lounge
Xanthia Cocktail
1/3 Cherry Brandy. (3/4 oz Clear Creek Kirsch)
1/3 Yellow Chartreuse. (3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse)
1/3 Dry Gin. (3/4 oz North Shore Gin, No. 6)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

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heCommunist – Nearly Forgotten by Time
During my time in school, I wrote a ton of papers about all manner of topics. Some of the hardest to write were those where the topic was interesting, but there was very little source material to go from. However, in some cases, those were the most rewarding as well, where as other times I just winged it and hoped for the best. The Communist reminds me of the former.

In looking through my books the recipe I started with from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails is the only recipe I ended up finding in my entire cocktail bookshelf. That gave me free rein to experiment as I saw fit. But first, let’s quickly discuss the original recipe so we’re on the same page.
Communist (Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails)
1 oz Gin
1 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Cherry Brandy
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
This recipe produced a drink that was a bit overly sour for me. After some additional experimentation I decided this was a result of particularly sour lemons, but it’s something interesting to note none the less. As with any natural ingredient you’re going to get some variation in your citrus acidity. That said, I encourage all of you to see every cocktail recipe as a guide rather than set in stone; change as you see fit. The other main thing that was off in this cocktail for me was its size. While it’s true that classic cocktails tend to be much smaller than today’s drinks, this one is particularly tiny. So, on to my preferred recipe.
Communist (Cocktail Hacker)
1 1/2 oz Gin
1 1/4 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Cherry Brandy
1 oz Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Orange Bitters
First, and easiest to see, I bumped the overall size of the drink up to ~5 oz. Second, I didn’t bump the lemon juice as much as other ingredients. If your lemons are super sour you might even want to drop back to 3/4 oz. Finally, I added some orange bitters to the mix. These serve to really increase the depth and complexity of the cocktail while adding a slight bitter component.
When mixing this drink I’d definitely suggest going with a bold, juniper forward gin. With the strong citrus notes you need a bold gin; I used Tanqueray to good success. The flavor of the drink is, not surprising, rooted in citrus. Next you get the gin and finally the flavor of the cherry brandy rounds everything out. Per Dr. Cocktail’s suggestion, I used Cherry Heering for this drink and found it to be perfect. Anything drier wouldn’t add enough sweetness to the drink. So, if you’d like to try a cherry eau de vie in this make sure you also add about 1/4-1/2 oz of simple syrup to balance things out.
I will definitely be making this drink again and have added it to my mental list of drinks to suggest to people who swear they hate gin. The strong citrus flavors subdue even strong juniper gins and allow the flavors to be introduced gently. Very tasty and I’m quite glad it wasn’t completely lost to the sands of time.

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Top 5 Girly Cocktails Of All Time
….Three: Singapore Sling
While working at the Raffle Hotel in Singapore, Ngiam Tong Boon created a masterpiece. He poured Gin, Heering Cherry Liqueur, Cherry Brandy, Cointrueau, Dom Benedictine and Grenadine and the Singapore Sling was born. Throughout history, bars and nightclubs everywhere have sold the famous drink and the hotel where the drink started its life has become somewhat of an icon. The original recipe can still be found in the hotel bar. Bar staff still serve Singapore Slings in the same way [tall], but it’s not mixed in the traditional method. Today they are premixed and dispensed using an automatic dispenser to combine the alcohol and the pineapple together more evenly and faster.

Blood & Sand – The obvious choice for the Haloween Party

There are plenty of other Halloween cocktails out there deserving of being stirred up on Halloween that don’t necessarily incorporate pumpkin. Here are a few adaptations of beloved cocktails that may be perfect to accompany the Halloween party you’re hosting this weekend.

Blood and Sand
The name is derived from the 1920′s movie of thesame nameMany argue the drink’s equal proportions and – to eliminate a level of ‘sweetness’ – often double the serving of scotch. 

  • 3/4 part scotch
  • 3/4 part cherry brandy (most versions call for Cherry Heering, but Hiram Walker’s Cherry Brandy is a good bargain buy here)
  • 3/4 part  sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 part orange juice

Shake all ingredients well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with flamed orange zest.

Press release: Cherry Heering blossoms in DC


Famous Cherry Liqueur Makes a Fashionable Springtime Return Amongst the Backdrop of the Annual National Cherry Blossom Festival

March — 2009 (Miami, FL) — Spring begins with CHERRY HEERING cocktails taking center stage at some of the most established bars throughout Washington DC and surrounding areas. Some of DC’s top mixologist have created many delicious CHERRY HEERING cocktails inspired by The National Cherry Blossom Festival, an annual two-week event that celebrates springtime in Washington, DC. The festival also celebrates the 1912 gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.

CHERRY HEERING liqueur, created in Denmark, is purveyor to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and to the Royal Danish Court is the original “Cherry Brandy.” CHERRY HEERING liqueur is sold in more than 100 countries all over the world and is the essential ingredient in the world famous Singapore Sling and Blood and Sand cocktails.

CHERRY HEERING liqueur is extremely mixable and can be enjoyed straight or on the rocks. World class Scandinavian mixologist Richard Broni created the Cherry Blossom cocktail that is the perfect libation to commemorate this special time of year.

Cherry Blossom Cocktail
• 1 part Cherry Heering
• 1 part Cherry Puree
• 1 part Champagne
• Topped off with drops of Rosewater

Cherry Heering cocktails on display in some of the finest establishments
in our Nation’s Capital this Spring include:

• Ici Urban Bistro (806 15th Street NW, located inside the trendy Sofitel Hotel in Lafayette Square)

o The Cherrilicious Cocktail, a mix of Cherry Heering liqueur, rum, simple syrup, and lemon juice and topped with sparkling vodka, will be available for $14

• Jackson 20 (480 King Street, Alexandria, VA)

o The Bloom cocktail at this Old Town restaurant is made with Maker’s Mark bourbon, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, guava nectar, Cherry Heering liqueur, and muddled ginger for $11

• Firefly (1310 New Hampshire Ave NW)

o Alice Gaber has an assortment of drinks including The Cherry Bomb, which incorporates Cherry Heering liqueur with sparkling wine ($12.50)

For more information about CHERRY HEERING liqueur please visit

More about the National Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, coordinates the schedule and raises funds to offer cultural and community-based events that are free and open to the public. Contributions to the National Cherry Blossom Festival are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

About Kindred Spirits North America, Inc.

Based in Miami, Kindred Spirits, Inc. brand portfolio includes premium spirits brands, Gran Duque De Alba Spanish Brandy, Crema de Alba, Cherry Heering liqueur, Xante liqueur, Martin Miller’s Gin, Malt Trust Single Barrel Cask Whiskies and the famous Dry Sack Sherries from Spain, produced by Williams & Humbert.

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