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Rendezvous Cocktail

Oh Go.shBest Bartender EverDr BambooThe Martini Book, by Sally Ann Berk Gin3 parts3 parts3 parts6 parts Cherry Heering1 part Cherry Brandy1 part2 parts Kirschwasser1 part Shake well with ice and fine strain in to a cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh cherry Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add the ingredients and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a Lemon twist.Combine liquids in a shaker with ice, shake and strain. Garnish with cherries. Campari1/2 part1 part1/2 part1 part

This recipe was found in Sally Ann Berk’s The Martini Book. I’m not sure the precise origins, but this is actually a rather surprising little drink. The Campari takes the medicinal edge off of the Cherry Heering/ Brandy/Kirschwasser.

Bu first, there’s actually a substantial difference between the Cherry spirits used across the three drinks.

A review:

Kirschwasser: clear and colorless German brandy made from a kind of sour cherry. The cherries are fermented with their pits. The result is a cherry flavored, but not sweet brandy. Often called “Kirsch” for short.

Cherry Heering: dark red cherry liqueur, not overly sweet, but slightly medicinal. Considered by some to be the “best” of the dark cherry liqueurs.

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