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The Eclipse

This flavorful tequila-based drink recipe is from mixologist Leo Robitschek.


  • 1 ounce reposado tequila
  • 3/4 ounce Aperol
  • 3/4 ounce Cherry Heering
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Splash of mescal


Serves 1

Combine tequila, Aperol, Cherry Heering, and lemon juice in a shaker over ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over 1 large ice cube and top with a splash of mescal.

Cook’s Note: Aperol is an Italian aperitif made from bitter roots and herbs; Cherry Heering is a Danish cherry-flavored liquor

Happy National Maple Syrup Day on

If you love the rich taste of maple syrup, you’re in luck. December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day.  Sweeet!    While the origins of this annual food holiday are unknown, maple syrup has been enjoyed since Native American’s “invented” the syrup centuries ago.   

The Cherry Maple Leaf

The rich, velvety color of this cocktail is reminiscent of fall foliage, while its warming base of brandy and maple wards off autumn’s chill.



1 oz. brandy

1/2 oz. Cherry Heering
1/4 oz. maple syrup
1/4 oz. dry vermouth
Squeeze of lemon juice


Mix the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice into a tumbler to serve.

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