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From MyDrinkBomb, this sweet gift pack is the perfect pairing thanks to Mixologi and Sweet E’s Confectionery. Choose from four flavors: Moscow Mule, Michelada, Margarita or Pisco Sour. Each luxe, black gift box comes with a Mixologi 4-pack and two delicious cookies from Sweet E’s Confectionery.

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It’s cold! And it’s damp, and it’s overcast, and you need something to warm your insides and your spirits. Charity Johnston, Beverage Director for The Madera Group (Toca Madera and Tocaya Organica) to rescue. Charity has put together seven thoughtful tequila cocktails for Drink Me readers, to banish your winter woes and transport you to tequila tranquility.

COCO BLANCO 
  • 2 oz Azunia blanco 
  • 0.25 oz lime juice 
  • 4 oz Vegan pink peppercorn horchata 

THYME AFTER THYME 
  • 0.25 oz bourbon barrel aged maple syrup 
  • 2 oz dash orange bitters 
  • 2 oz dash Angostura bitters 
  • 2 oz tequila El Tesoro Anejo 
  • Smoked with hickory and thyme 

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
  • 2 oz chamomile Infused Casamigos blanco 
  • 1 oz ginger root juice
  • 1 oz wildflower honey 
  • 0.5 lemon juice  
  • Float Angostura bitters 
  • 3 oz Hot water 

SANGRITA 
  • Muddled sage 
  • 2 oz Avion Reposado 
  • 1 oz Orange juice 
  • 0.5 oz Mandarin Napoleon 
  • 0.75 oz lemon juice 
  • 0.75 oz Agave 
  • 0.5 oz blood orange purée 
  • Top with merlot 

TWIST AND STOUT 
  • 2 oz Azunia Anejo 
  • 0.5 oz lime juice 
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup 
  • 0.5 oz Averna Amaro 
  • 0.25 oz l’orgeat almond liqueur 
  • Top w/ stout beer 

APPLE OF MY EYE 
  • Apple infused codigo blanco 
  • 0.75 oz lime juice 
  • 0.25 oz Campari 
  • 0.25 oz lejay cassis 
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup 
  • Chia seed rim 

‘TIS STILL THE SEASON 
  • 3 Thai basil leaves 
  • 0.5 oz hibiscus syrup
  • 0.5 oz gomme  
  • 0.75 oz lime juice 
  • 1.5 oz Patron Roca silver 
  • Top w/ bubbles 

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Drink Me readers love their cocktails, but that doesn’t mean they’re unhealthy. Sometimes you want both, like a healthy cocktail. Sounds impossible? Read on.

Bird & The Bottle in Santa Rosa, California offers a solution with their menu of Health Shots, specialty cocktails infused with fresh herbs and superfoods.

Seeing Double

Carrot juice and house-blended Bird Spices combine with New Amsterdam Gin, Tonic Syrup and Cali Bay Bitters. Our mothers have always told us carrots help improve our eyesight, but studies show they may also reduce the risk of stroke. The house blend of Bird Spices includes peppercorns, which assist in the breakdown of fat cells.

Sage Advice

Fresh sage is combined with Dr. Zyzzx Desert Sage Vodka to give a double dose of this healthy herb. Sage has been shown to lower inflammation, improve brain function, prevent chronic diseases and boost the immune system. Add in antioxidant-rich blackberries and vanilla, which is thought to reduce anxiety and stress, and this becomes an all-around exceptional elixir.

Local Vibe

Bee pollen is the health star in this cocktail.  Bee pollen is credited with a host of benefits including detoxifying the liver, improving prostate health, rejuvenating skin, and treating allergies.  It is mixed with Cynar (an Italian bitter liqueur), Bruto Americano (another bitter liqueur), Lemon Bitters, and a little honey to balance all of the bitter components. Honey has also been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, promotes burn and wound healing, and can suppress coughs and allergy symptoms.

The Bird & the Bottle is open daily and located at 1055 Fourth Street in Santa Rosa.  Learn more at BirdandtheBottle.com.

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What better way to kick off the new year than with National Hot Toddy Day. This Friday, January 11th create your own. What’s a Hot Toddy, you say? Shame! It’s okay…we’re here to educate, and Tullamore Dew and Fistful of Bourbon came along to help.

The Hot Toddy, a delicious and simple cocktail, is perfect to warm up from the cold winter weather.

Hot Toddy

Created by Tim Herlihy, National Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W.

  • 2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original
  • 0.25 parts lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Top with boiling water and a clove studded lemo

Build: First warm a mug with hot water, then discard water and combine ingredients above. Stir before serving, garnish with lemon.

Fistful Toddy

Created by Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons Director of Brand Advocacy

  • 2 parts Fistful of Bourbon
  • 2 parts hot water
  • ½ part mint simple syrup
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • 1 bar spoon crème de cacao
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters

Build: Combine ingredients in a mug. Garnish with a large sprig of mint and freshly grated nutmeg.

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Raise a glass to Robert Burns with the excellent Glen Moray Peated Old Fashioned Cocktail, created by Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison from World’s Best Spirits.

Glen Moray Peated Old Fashioned

  • 50ml Glen Moray Elgin Classic Peated Single Malt Whisky
  • 12ml Maple Syrup
  • 3 dashes Bitter Truth Creole Bitters (or Peychaud’s Bitters)
  • 1 dash Ginger Bitters
  • 0.5 teaspoon cherry juice

Build: In a mixing glass, add half the whisky, maple syrup, cherry juice and bitters. Fill with cubed ice and stir. Add the rest of the whisky, and keep stirring, adding more ice until the drink is diluted to taste. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over a large single cube of ice and garnish with a thin piece of orange zest, expressed over the glass and three cherries. Optional garnish of a couple of squares of dark chocolate.

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8 Cocktail Masterpieces From L.A.’s Birds & Bees

By Editor-in-Chief, Natasha Swords

As a drinks editor I have the privilege of being among the first to discover new restaurants and bars. Birds & Bees is not a new location, but it is a hidden one, and here at Drink Me, we love that stuff. In Downtown LA, this speakeasy-stylized bar doesn’t have any signage, and the entrance is on the edge of a parking lot. Down the basement stairs you go, to find a positively charged group of people and a dark, somewhat steampunk, but friendly, spacious bar laid out in that deliberate “by-the-way” casual style, with board games distributed randomly on tables. It resonates the phrase “cheeky little thing” from the 1950s.

It’s comfortable. It’s welcoming and it’s hidden. We love it. But let’s get to the point: the cocktails. Ryan Koller is the General Manager at Birds & Bees and his mission there is to maintain a modern version of the old Trader Vic’s punch bowls and board games vibe, but personal, and with a lot more attention to detail. The cocktails here are masterpieces and even the punch bowl is a feat of balanced flavor and presentation. This place is “fun” in a completely understated way, and the cocktails are there to remind you how serious the mixology staff takes its trade.

We asked the Ryan, and mixologist Jake Larowe, to taste us on 8 Can’t Miss Cocktails for our readers to either try at Birds & Bees, or recreate at home.

Elvis Presley $16

This was Drink Me’s favorite cocktail of the night. It comes with Banana Bread folks. What’s not to love?

  • Peanut Infused Bourbon
  • Fresh Berry Gomme
  • Lemon
  • Licor 43
  • Elderflower
  • Allspice
  • Banana Bread on the Side

    Elvis Presley

John Wayne $16

It took 100 tries to get this one right, according to Ryan, but it was worth the effort. There are a lot of big contenders in this one cocktail, including añejo tequila, tawny port and cocchi barolo, but it works! This is how you get to Carnegie Hall.

  • Añejo Tequila
  • 10-Year Tawny Port
  • Cocchi Barolo
  • Capranao Antica
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Umoboshi Bitters

    Mixologist, Jake Larowe

Gregory Peck $15

Delicate, floral, sensibly sweet with a smoky mezcal aftertaste that stays balanced (i.e. it doesn’t build with each taste). For such a layered cocktail, this remains super clean to the end.

  • Barbados Rum
  • PineappleRum
  • Mezcal
  • Yellow Chartreuse
  • Citrus Oleo
  • White Peppercorn Tincture

    Gregory Peck

Tom Lehrer $14

The menu reads, “This Harvard calculus professor turned satirical songwriter always was a little tongue in cheek. We’re sure he would enjoy this island negroni twist with a wink and a grin.” We agree. If you enjoy twists on the negroni, you’ll love this one. Look out for the house-made Tiki bitters which say a gentle “Hello” at the end of each sip.

  • Blend of 3 Rums Infused with Fresh Banana
  • Carpano Antica
  • Vermouth
  • Peychaud’s Bitter Aperitivo
  • House-Made Tiki Bitters

    Tom Lehrer

Bunker Hill’s Kiss Me Deadly $15

Straight up clove on the nose, you’ll first note sweet apple on the palate followed by that wonderful booziness we crave in all cocktails. It says hello with a high-pitched, summery voice, but gets very “Hey, Bartender!” within a couple of seconds. This cocktail delivers in stages, and you’ll enjoy every one of them.

  • Bonded Apple Brandy
  • Rye WHiskey
  • Amarao Lucano
  • Orgeat
  • House Bitters

    Bunker Hill’s Kiss Me Deadly

Elysian’s Paradise $12

Far too easy to drink, this cocktail is dange-r-ous. The tamarind is a nice surprise that sort of stands up mid-palate, and just the right measure of spice gives a quick goodbye at the end. You could easily drink ten of these, but you shouldn’t —- they’re not as innocent as they let on to be.

  • Date-Infused Mezcal
  • Blistered Juajillo
  • Tamarind
  • Lime
  • Pineapple

    Elysian’s Paradise

Los Feliz’s Olho Do Tigre $15

Reading the ingredients below will illustrate to you how much effort has gone into balancing this cocktail. It’s multi-layered with flavors that make you salivate, and the result is a serious but welcoming recipe. We particularly love Los Feliz’s Olho Do Tigre this time of year —- the nutmeg is a really nice touch.

  • Avua Amburana Cachaca
  • Amaretto
  • Quince
  • Dry Vermouth
  • Ginger
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • House Tiki Bitters
  • Nutmeg

Jake Larowe is the Mixo-Genius at Birds & Bees.

Gidget Small Bowl $39 (2-4 people), Large Bowl $75 (6-8 people)

Ah, Gidget. You’re already smiling right? That’s how we felt when we spotted this cocktail, listed last, on the back of the menu. You gotta get a Gidget, especially in a hidden-away, cheeky speakeasy located in a basement. So we did. Guess what? Gidget is a punch bowl and much like its namesake, it’s a good girl at only 12 – 15 percent alcohol. It looks fantastic and tastes even better. A great way to start or end your night out. We really enjoyed the shareability of the classic punch bowl, particularly in a casual, comfortable setting like this one. It really lends well to the Birds & Bees’ vibe.

  • Tequila
  • Plum Brandy
  • Melon Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Cilantro
  • House Chili Tincture
  • Agave
  • Tajin Chili Salt

    Gidget Small Bowl

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ChocoVine is a mix of French Cabernet and Dutch Chocolate, with a 14% ABV. It’s easy-to-drink and serve, either on ice or in a cocktail. Designed in the U.S. and produced in the Netherlands, ChocoVine is the first brand ever to mix chocolate and wine and is sold everywhere from Total Wine to Target. It also comes in Dark Chocolate, Whipped Cream, Raspberry, and Pumpkin Spice.

If you still need inspiration…here are a couple of cocktails to get you motivated.

CoCo-Quila Martini
  • 2 oz ChocoVine
  • 1 oz Ayate Añejo Tequila
  • 1⁄2 oz Bébo Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 1⁄2 oz Horchata

Garnish: Sprinkle of Chili Powder

Jack’s Chocolate Ginger Martini
  • 2 oz ChocoVine
  • 1⁄2 oz Second Glance American Whiskey
  • 1⁄2 oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Build: Shake over Ice. Strain into glass

Garnish: Sprinkle cinnamon

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As the holidays approach Drink Me has partnered with Heering Liqueur to find the 12 Best Holiday Cocktails in America. There was a deluge of contenders but these ones topped the tree when it came to appearance/presentation, inspiration, creativity and composition/balance.

DAY 12

And on the Last Day of Cocktails our dear Zack Albanese from Tend, El Segundo, California gave to me….the Cherry Queen Martini.

Cherry Queen Martini

Inspiration:

Four Roses Bourbon is an institution of the American whiskey category and is typically mixed to create grown-up cocktails like this one, and specifically mixed with liqueurs like Cherry Heering. Here’s why: Cherry Heering is quite likely the only cherry liqueur out there that actually tastes like, well, cherry. Not sugary or sticky, Cherry Heering is the bartender’s go-to for a perfect addition of natural sweet flavoring. If balance in your cocktail is something that interests you, then you should always have a bottle of Cherry Heering in your home bar.

  • 1.5 oz Four Roses Bourbon.
  • 1 oz Heering Liqueur.
  • 0.5 oz Aperol Aperitif.
  • 0.5 oz Grapefruit juice.
DAY 11

William Perbellini is Property Mixologist at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas. His Storm is a feat among mixologists and brings us to Day 11 of our 12 Days of Cocktails.

Storm

Photo by Adam Jaime

Inspiration: Never were two souls better matched than whiskey and Cherry Heering. This cocktail is born out of sheer holiday spirit and manifests in the form of the most perfectly balanced holiday cocktail out there. It has everything: holiday memories of cinnamon, the depth and comfort of Talisker Storm and Bulleit Bourbon, and the sweet, but never sticky, sense that only Cherry Heering Liqueur can offer.

  • 1.5 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • 0.5 oz. Talisker Storm
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 0.75 oz. Cherry Heering  Liqueur
  • 0.75 oz. cinnamon-infused-sweet vermouth (infuse 2 cinnamon sticks in a bottle of Carpano Antica for 24 hours).

Build: Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice and shake. Strain onto chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with flamed orange coin and maraschino cherry.

DAY 10

The Musuem of the American Cocktail allowed us to borrow its Director, Philip Dobard for Day 10 of Cherry Heerings 12 Days of Cocktails.

Swedish Coffee

Photo by Tom Caltabiano

Inspiration

I’ve twice visited Sweden, and each visit coincided with the winter holidays, a time of year characterized by short days and ominous skies on the one hand, and vibrant colors and conviviality on the other. This cocktail, an obvious riff on an Irish Coffee, features hot, freshly brewed, dark roast coffee generously spiked with Heering Coffee Liqueur. It’s black as night but topped with a cloud of fresh whipped cream—a thick layer of creamy snow, if you will—and garnished with mint, a deeply green reminder, perhaps, that spring is just around the corner. Like winter in the far north, it’s a study in contrasts.

  • 2 oz Heering Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 cup hot, dark roast coffee
  • 1 heaping tablespoon whipped cream
  • 1 sprig fresh mint

Build: Blend liquid ingredients in a glass mug. Gently spoon whipped cream onto hot beverage. Garnish with fresh mint.

DAY 9

Dakota Hart, Mixologist at The Powder Room in West Hollywood hit the snowman on the nose with this Cherry Heering-inspired cocktail.

Cherry Sleigh

Inspiration:

Orange flavors mixed with bitters and just the right measure of Cherry Heering are all you need to feel the season upon your very palate. Heering’s ruby red liqueur is the perfect ingredient to flavor and color your Christmas cocktails. Probably the most versatile liqueur available, Cherry Heering is complex yet delivers a clean, sweet, not sticky, taste to holiday recipes including this one, the Cherry Sleigh.

  • Cherry Heering 0.5 oz
  • Knob creek small batch 1.5 oz
  • Sweet vermouth 0.25 oz
  • Angostura bitters 2 dashes
  • Orange swath: oil and garnish
  • Stirred; rocks glass
DAY 8

Philip Dobard is the Director of the Musuem of the American Cocktail, and Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits Editor. Drawing inspiration from Cherry Heering, Philip has put together this seasonal masterpiece on the Eighth Day of Cocktails.

A Perfectly Cherry Manhattan

Inspiration:

While spring into summer is the peak season for stone fruit, including cherries, I more closely associate their rich palatal satisfaction with the winter holidays. And this rye whiskey-based cocktail, a twist on the now classic Perfect Manhattan, features equal parts Heering Cherry Liqueur and dry amontillado sherry, rather than equal parts sweet and dry vermouth, plus a light seasoning of chocolate bitters. It’s cloudy, rather than clear, evoking the density of a snow cloud-filled winter sky. The palate is rich, velvety, and complex. As for the cherry, which waits patiently at the bottom of the glass, one might think of it as the sweet reward for a winter well weathered.

A Perfectly Cherry Manhattan
  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
  • 1 oz Dry Amontillado Sherry
  • 2 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
  • 1 Cocktail Cherry

Build:Place liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Then strain into a Manhattan glass or coupe. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and serve up.

DAY 7

Client Keller of Saint Felix in West Hollywood has us covered on the seventh day of Cocktails with Santa’s Little Helper.

Santa’s Little Helper

Inspiration:

Shopping, planning parties, going to parties, Secret Santas, visiting relatives, relatives visiting you (and never leaving)…we all need a helper this time of year. Fortunately this Cherry Heering recipe is the very friend you need.

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Cherry Heering
  • 1 oz Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz Milk or Heavy Cream

Method: Shaken in ice and poured into a chocolate drizzled martini glass served with chocolate strawberry.

DAY 6

Not ranked in accordance to preference, No.6 on our list is Art Sutley’s Heering Dutch Negroni. Art is a Nightlife & Hospitality Expert, and the Publisher of Bar Business Magazine. You can find out more about him here.

Heering Dutch Negroni

Inspiration:

“The holiday season is upon us, and when this time of year rolls around, I think of both imbibing and feasting with friends and family. So to whet your appetite for those holiday spreads to come, I am pushing forward my favorite apéritif. To me, this twist on the Negroni embodies holiday cheer thanks to the notes of juniper, licorice, coriander, and roasted walnuts and hazelnuts found in the genever. These flavors married with the deep ruby red color and balanced cherry taste from Cherry Heering make it the perfect holiday cocktail. Cheers!” — Art Sutley.

Recipe Heering Dutch Negroni:  

  • 2/3 oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
  • 2/3 oz Rutte Old Simon Genever
  • 2/3 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2/3 oz Campari

Build: Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass full of ice. Garnish with an orange peel.

DAY 5

Greg Yerman marks Day 5 with a Sweet Cherry Margarita, made with Heering. Greg is Head Bartender and General Manager at Brooklyn-based Burrito Bar and Kitchen.

Sweet Cherry Margarita

Inspiration:

The cherry flavor compliments our fresh squeezed lime juice ,combining sweet and sour. Cherries are tasty as well as an antioxidant.Goes down smooth and easy, and warms the cockles of your heart.

Recipe: Sweet Cherry Margarita

  • 1.5 oz Cherry Herring  
  • 1.5 oz Triple Sec  
  • 2 oz Lime Juice
  • Squirt Pomegranate Purée

DAY 4

And on the Fourth Day  the wonderful mixology mastery of Morgan Hamidani, Bar Manager at Barely Disfigured brought us Mon Cheri.

Barely Disfigured

Inspiration:

I wanted to recreate a chocolate that we have in France around the holidays called “Mon Cheri”(My Darling). It is filled with a cherry and liquor. A savory but refreshing cocktail for the holidays. — Morgan Hamidani.

Recipe: Barely Disfigured
  • 2 oz Chocolate infused Rutte Genever
  • 0.75 oz Cherry Heering
  • 0.50 oz Aperol
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Egg White
  • Garnish: Mint Sprig and Maraschino Cherries
  • Glass: Julep Cup
  • Served on ice

DAY 3

On the third day of Christmas Jared Bailey gave to Drink Me, the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Jared is Bartender at the Soho Cigar Bar, and wizard of cocktails. We love that he’s a Dave Phinney fan too!

Nightmare Before Christmas

Inspiration:

For me, darker spirits have always carried with them a warmer connotation, i.e. red wine and bourbon will always be more associated with warming people up, and for a cooling, summer refresher you’re more apt to go with a gin drink or a chilled glass of white, etc. With that in mind, when the time came to craft a holiday cocktail, Cherry Heering was at the top of my list. It would seem to me, that if you’re going to craft a cocktail specifically for the holidays, it should pack as much punch as it possibly can, which is why I decided to travel along the high-abv lines. Therefore, when I combined the warmer spirits (Burning Chair Bourbon and Cherry Heering) with the medicinally tasting Pernod and the herbaceous Domaine De Canton Ginger liqueur, the final cocktail found itself a perfect complement to the holiday season. — Jared Bailey.

Recipe: Nightmare Before Christmas

  • 2 oz Burning Chair Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Cherry Heering
  • 1/4 oz Pernod
  • 1/4 oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur

Build: Add all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir until well-chilled. Strain neat into a snifter, garnish with a cinnamon stick.

DAY 2

On the second day Moses Laboy, NYC Bar Expert gave us a Smoke Signal. Here’s how it goes.

Smoke Signal

Inspiration:

“It’s winter with dreams of warmer weather. Bringing the flavors of cherry with seasonal apple and the warmth of bourbon. All brought together with a magical presentation of a cinnamon smoked bath.” — Moses Laboy.

Recipe: Smoke Signal

  • 1 oz Cherry Heering
  • 2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
  • .75 Apple Cider
  • .5 oz Simple (50/50)
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Cinnamon Smoke Bath
  • Brandied Cherry Garnish

Add all ingredients to shaking tin. Add ice, shake till cold. Strain over fresh ice. Bathe entire cocktail in cinnamon smoke and garnish.

DAY 1

On the first day of Christmas my dear Jerry Glover gave to me A One Way Ticket to sublime libation. Jerry is the Bartender at The Federal Grill in Houston, Texas and has created this Heering Cherry Liqueur-inspired holiday cocktail to kick off Heering’s 12 Days of Cocktails.

One Way Ticket

Capturing the flavors of the holidays is essential when creating a cocktail that not only looks and tastes great but also evokes memories of holidays past. That means tapping into the flavors that people expect from holiday foods as well as the smells they’re used to this time of year, as far back as their childhoods. Spiced plum, cherry, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar all deliver that familiarity. Heering Chery Liqueur is probably one of the best products out there that can tie all of those flavors together without overwhelming the palate. This cocktail is balanced but still well-layered with holiday favorites. Put it on your menu; your customers will love it.

— Jerry Glover.

Recipe: One Way Ticket

  • 2 oz Willett 3 Year Rye
  • 1 oz Heering Cherry Liqueur
  • 1 oz Spiced Plum Syrup*
  • 1 Egg White

Build: Shake with hawthorn spring. Remove spring. Fill with ice. Shake extra hard.  Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

*Recipe: Spiced Plum Syrup

  • 6 Red Plums Cubed
  • 5 Cups Sugar
  • 5 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks

Build: Boil 20 minutes.  Strain and let cool. Keep in fridge up to 10 days.

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As the holidays approach Drink Me has partnered with Heering Liqueur to find the 12 Best Holiday Cocktails in America. There was a deluge of contenders but these ones topped the tree when it came to appearance/presentation, inspiration, creativity and composition/balance.

DAY 11

William Perbellini is Property Mixologist at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas. His Storm is a feat among mixologists and brings us to Day 11 of our 12 Days of Cocktails.

Storm

Photo by Adam Jaime

Inspiration: Never were two souls better matched than whiskey and Cherry Heering. This cocktail is born out of sheer holiday spirit and manifests in the form of the most perfectly balanced holiday cocktail out there. It has everything: holiday memories of cinnamon, the depth and comfort of Talisker Storm and Bulleit Bourbon, and the sweet, but never sticky, sense that only Cherry Heering Liqueur can offer.

  • 1.5 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
  • 0.5 oz. Talisker Storm
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 0.75 oz. Cherry Heering  Liqueur
  • 0.75 oz. cinnamon-infused-sweet vermouth (infuse 2 cinnamon sticks in a bottle of Carpano Antica for 24 hours).

Build: Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice and shake. Strain onto chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with flamed orange coin and maraschino cherry.

DAY 10

The Musuem of the American Cocktail allowed us to borrow its Director, Philip Dobard for Day 10 of Cherry Heerings 12 Days of Cocktails.

Swedish Coffee

Photo by Tom Caltabiano

Inspiration

I’ve twice visited Sweden, and each visit coincided with the winter holidays, a time of year characterized by short days and ominous skies on the one hand, and vibrant colors and conviviality on the other. This cocktail, an obvious riff on an Irish Coffee, features hot, freshly brewed, dark roast coffee generously spiked with Heering Coffee Liqueur. It’s black as night but topped with a cloud of fresh whipped cream—a thick layer of creamy snow, if you will—and garnished with mint, a deeply green reminder, perhaps, that spring is just around the corner. Like winter in the far north, it’s a study in contrasts.

  • 2 oz Heering Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 cup hot, dark roast coffee
  • 1 heaping tablespoon whipped cream
  • 1 sprig fresh mint

Build: Blend liquid ingredients in a glass mug. Gently spoon whipped cream onto hot beverage. Garnish with fresh mint.

DAY 9

Dakota Hart, Mixologist at The Powder Room in West Hollywood hit the snowman on the nose with this Cherry Heering-inspired cocktail.

Cherry Sleigh

Inspiration:

Orange flavors mixed with bitters and just the right measure of Cherry Heering are all you need to feel the season upon your very palate. Heering’s ruby red liqueur is the perfect ingredient to flavor and color your Christmas cocktails. Probably the most versatile liqueur available, Cherry Heering is complex yet delivers a clean, sweet, not sticky, taste to holiday recipes including this one, the Cherry Sleigh.

  • Cherry Heering 0.5 oz
  • Knob creek small batch 1.5 oz
  • Sweet vermouth 0.25 oz
  • Angostura bitters 2 dashes
  • Orange swath: oil and garnish
  • Stirred; rocks glass
DAY 8

Philip Dobard is the Director of the Musuem of the American Cocktail, and Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits Editor. Drawing inspiration from Cherry Heering, Philip has put together this seasonal masterpiece on the Eighth Day of Cocktails.

A Perfectly Cherry Manhattan

Inspiration:

While spring into summer is the peak season for stone fruit, including cherries, I more closely associate their rich palatal satisfaction with the winter holidays. And this rye whiskey-based cocktail, a twist on the now classic Perfect Manhattan, features equal parts Heering Cherry Liqueur and dry amontillado sherry, rather than equal parts sweet and dry vermouth, plus a light seasoning of chocolate bitters. It’s cloudy, rather than clear, evoking the density of a snow cloud-filled winter sky. The palate is rich, velvety, and complex. As for the cherry, which waits patiently at the bottom of the glass, one might think of it as the sweet reward for a winter well weathered.

A Perfectly Cherry Manhattan
  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
  • 1 oz Dry Amontillado Sherry
  • 2 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
  • 1 Cocktail Cherry

Build:Place liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Then strain into a Manhattan glass or coupe. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and serve up.

DAY 7

Client Keller of Saint Felix in West Hollywood has us covered on the seventh day of Cocktails with Santa’s Little Helper.

Santa’s Little Helper

Inspiration:

Shopping, planning parties, going to parties, Secret Santas, visiting relatives, relatives visiting you (and never leaving)…we all need a helper this time of year. Fortunately this Cherry Heering recipe is the very friend you need.

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Cherry Heering
  • 1 oz Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz Milk or Heavy Cream

Method: Shaken in ice and poured into a chocolate drizzled martini glass served with chocolate strawberry.

DAY 6

Not ranked in accordance to preference, No.6 on our list is Art Sutley’s Heering Dutch Negroni. Art is a Nightlife & Hospitality Expert, and the Publisher of Bar Business Magazine. You can find out more about him here.

Heering Dutch Negroni

Inspiration:

“The holiday season is upon us, and when this time of year rolls around, I think of both imbibing and feasting with friends and family. So to whet your appetite for those holiday spreads to come, I am pushing forward my favorite apéritif. To me, this twist on the Negroni embodies holiday cheer thanks to the notes of juniper, licorice, coriander, and roasted walnuts and hazelnuts found in the genever. These flavors married with the deep ruby red color and balanced cherry taste from Cherry Heering make it the perfect holiday cocktail. Cheers!” — Art Sutley.

Recipe Heering Dutch Negroni:  

  • 2/3 oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
  • 2/3 oz Rutte Old Simon Genever
  • 2/3 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2/3 oz Campari

Build: Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass full of ice. Garnish with an orange peel.

DAY 5

Greg Yerman marks Day 5 with a Sweet Cherry Margarita, made with Heering. Greg is Head Bartender and General Manager at Brooklyn-based Burrito Bar and Kitchen.

Sweet Cherry Margarita

Inspiration:

The cherry flavor compliments our fresh squeezed lime juice ,combining sweet and sour. Cherries are tasty as well as an antioxidant.Goes down smooth and easy, and warms the cockles of your heart.

Recipe: Sweet Cherry Margarita

  • 1.5 oz Cherry Herring  
  • 1.5 oz Triple Sec  
  • 2 oz Lime Juice
  • Squirt Pomegranate Purée

DAY 4

And on the Fourth Day  the wonderful mixology mastery of Morgan Hamidani, Bar Manager at Barely Disfigured brought us Mon Cheri.

Barely Disfigured

Inspiration:

I wanted to recreate a chocolate that we have in France around the holidays called “Mon Cheri”(My Darling). It is filled with a cherry and liquor. A savory but refreshing cocktail for the holidays. — Morgan Hamidani.

Recipe: Barely Disfigured
  • 2 oz Chocolate infused Rutte Genever
  • 0.75 oz Cherry Heering
  • 0.50 oz Aperol
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Egg White
  • Garnish: Mint Sprig and Maraschino Cherries
  • Glass: Julep Cup
  • Served on ice

DAY 3

On the third day of Christmas Jared Bailey gave to Drink Me, the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Jared is Bartender at the Soho Cigar Bar, and wizard of cocktails. We love that he’s a Dave Phinney fan too!

Nightmare Before Christmas

Inspiration:

For me, darker spirits have always carried with them a warmer connotation, i.e. red wine and bourbon will always be more associated with warming people up, and for a cooling, summer refresher you’re more apt to go with a gin drink or a chilled glass of white, etc. With that in mind, when the time came to craft a holiday cocktail, Cherry Heering was at the top of my list. It would seem to me, that if you’re going to craft a cocktail specifically for the holidays, it should pack as much punch as it possibly can, which is why I decided to travel along the high-abv lines. Therefore, when I combined the warmer spirits (Burning Chair Bourbon and Cherry Heering) with the medicinally tasting Pernod and the herbaceous Domaine De Canton Ginger liqueur, the final cocktail found itself a perfect complement to the holiday season. — Jared Bailey.

Recipe: Nightmare Before Christmas

  • 2 oz Burning Chair Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Cherry Heering
  • 1/4 oz Pernod
  • 1/4 oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur

Build: Add all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir until well-chilled. Strain neat into a snifter, garnish with a cinnamon stick.

DAY 2

On the second day Moses Laboy, NYC Bar Expert gave us a Smoke Signal. Here’s how it goes.

Smoke Signal

Inspiration:

“It’s winter with dreams of warmer weather. Bringing the flavors of cherry with seasonal apple and the warmth of bourbon. All brought together with a magical presentation of a cinnamon smoked bath.” — Moses Laboy.

Recipe: Smoke Signal

  • 1 oz Cherry Heering
  • 2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
  • .75 Apple Cider
  • .5 oz Simple (50/50)
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Cinnamon Smoke Bath
  • Brandied Cherry Garnish

Add all ingredients to shaking tin. Add ice, shake till cold. Strain over fresh ice. Bathe entire cocktail in cinnamon smoke and garnish.

DAY 1

On the first day of Christmas my dear Jerry Glover gave to me A One Way Ticket to sublime libation. Jerry is the Bartender at The Federal Grill in Houston, Texas and has created this Heering Cherry Liqueur-inspired holiday cocktail to kick off Heering’s 12 Days of Cocktails.

One Way Ticket

Capturing the flavors of the holidays is essential when creating a cocktail that not only looks and tastes great but also evokes memories of holidays past. That means tapping into the flavors that people expect from holiday foods as well as the smells they’re used to this time of year, as far back as their childhoods. Spiced plum, cherry, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar all deliver that familiarity. Heering Chery Liqueur is probably one of the best products out there that can tie all of those flavors together without overwhelming the palate. This cocktail is balanced but still well-layered with holiday favorites. Put it on your menu; your customers will love it.

— Jerry Glover.

Recipe: One Way Ticket

  • 2 oz Willett 3 Year Rye
  • 1 oz Heering Cherry Liqueur
  • 1 oz Spiced Plum Syrup*
  • 1 Egg White

Build: Shake with hawthorn spring. Remove spring. Fill with ice. Shake extra hard.  Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

*Recipe: Spiced Plum Syrup

  • 6 Red Plums Cubed
  • 5 Cups Sugar
  • 5 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks

Build: Boil 20 minutes.  Strain and let cool. Keep in fridge up to 10 days.

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As the holidays approach Drink Me has partnered with Heering Liqueur to find the 12 Best Holiday Cocktails in America. There was a deluge of contenders but these ones topped the tree when it came to appearance/presentation, inspiration, creativity and composition/balance.

DAY 10

The Musuem of the American Cocktail allowed us to borrow its Director, Philip Dobard for Day 10 of Cherry Heerings 12 Days of Cocktails.

Swedish Coffee

Photo by Tom Caltabiano

Inspiration

I’ve twice visited Sweden, and each visit coincided with the winter holidays, a time of year characterized by short days and ominous skies on the one hand, and vibrant colors and conviviality on the other. This cocktail, an obvious riff on an Irish Coffee, features hot, freshly brewed, dark roast coffee generously spiked with Heering Coffee Liqueur. It’s black as night but topped with a cloud of fresh whipped cream—a thick layer of creamy snow, if you will—and garnished with mint, a deeply green reminder, perhaps, that spring is just around the corner. Like winter in the far north, it’s a study in contrasts.

  • 2 oz Heering Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 cup hot, dark roast coffee
  • 1 heaping tablespoon whipped cream
  • 1 sprig fresh mint

Build: Blend liquid ingredients in a glass mug. Gently spoon whipped cream onto hot beverage. Garnish with fresh mint.

DAY 9

Dakota Hart, Mixologist at The Powder Room in West Hollywood hit the snowman on the nose with this Cherry Heering-inspired cocktail.

Cherry Sleigh

Inspiration:

Orange flavors mixed with bitters and just the right measure of Cherry Heering are all you need to feel the season upon your very palate. Heering’s ruby red liqueur is the perfect ingredient to flavor and color your Christmas cocktails. Probably the most versatile liqueur available, Cherry Heering is complex yet delivers a clean, sweet, not sticky, taste to holiday recipes including this one, the Cherry Sleigh.

  • Cherry Heering 0.5 oz
  • Knob creek small batch 1.5 oz
  • Sweet vermouth 0.25 oz
  • Angostura bitters 2 dashes
  • Orange swath: oil and garnish
  • Stirred; rocks glass
DAY 8

Philip Dobard is the Director of the Musuem of the American Cocktail, and Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits Editor. Drawing inspiration from Cherry Heering, Philip has put together this seasonal masterpiece on the Eighth Day of Cocktails.

A Perfectly Cherry Manhattan

Inspiration:

While spring into summer is the peak season for stone fruit, including cherries, I more closely associate their rich palatal satisfaction with the winter holidays. And this rye whiskey-based cocktail, a twist on the now classic Perfect Manhattan, features equal parts Heering Cherry Liqueur and dry amontillado sherry, rather than equal parts sweet and dry vermouth, plus a light seasoning of chocolate bitters. It’s cloudy, rather than clear, evoking the density of a snow cloud-filled winter sky. The palate is rich, velvety, and complex. As for the cherry, which waits patiently at the bottom of the glass, one might think of it as the sweet reward for a winter well weathered.

A Perfectly Cherry Manhattan
  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
  • 1 oz Dry Amontillado Sherry
  • 2 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
  • 1 Cocktail Cherry

Build:Place liquid ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Then strain into a Manhattan glass or coupe. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and serve up.

DAY 7

Client Keller of Saint Felix in West Hollywood has us covered on the seventh day of Cocktails with Santa’s Little Helper.

Santa’s Little Helper

Inspiration:

Shopping, planning parties, going to parties, Secret Santas, visiting relatives, relatives visiting you (and never leaving)…we all need a helper this time of year. Fortunately this Cherry Heering recipe is the very friend you need.

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Cherry Heering
  • 1 oz Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz Milk or Heavy Cream

Method: Shaken in ice and poured into a chocolate drizzled martini glass served with chocolate strawberry.

DAY 6

Not ranked in accordance to preference, No.6 on our list is Art Sutley’s Heering Dutch Negroni. Art is a Nightlife & Hospitality Expert, and the Publisher of Bar Business Magazine. You can find out more about him here.

Heering Dutch Negroni

Inspiration:

“The holiday season is upon us, and when this time of year rolls around, I think of both imbibing and feasting with friends and family. So to whet your appetite for those holiday spreads to come, I am pushing forward my favorite apéritif. To me, this twist on the Negroni embodies holiday cheer thanks to the notes of juniper, licorice, coriander, and roasted walnuts and hazelnuts found in the genever. These flavors married with the deep ruby red color and balanced cherry taste from Cherry Heering make it the perfect holiday cocktail. Cheers!” — Art Sutley.

Recipe Heering Dutch Negroni:  

  • 2/3 oz Cherry Heering Liqueur
  • 2/3 oz Rutte Old Simon Genever
  • 2/3 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 2/3 oz Campari

Build: Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass full of ice. Garnish with an orange peel.

DAY 5

Greg Yerman marks Day 5 with a Sweet Cherry Margarita, made with Heering. Greg is Head Bartender and General Manager at Brooklyn-based Burrito Bar and Kitchen.

Sweet Cherry Margarita

Inspiration:

The cherry flavor compliments our fresh squeezed lime juice ,combining sweet and sour. Cherries are tasty as well as an antioxidant.Goes down smooth and easy, and warms the cockles of your heart.

Recipe: Sweet Cherry Margarita

  • 1.5 oz Cherry Herring  
  • 1.5 oz Triple Sec  
  • 2 oz Lime Juice
  • Squirt Pomegranate Purée

DAY 4

And on the Fourth Day  the wonderful mixology mastery of Morgan Hamidani, Bar Manager at Barely Disfigured brought us Mon Cheri.

Barely Disfigured

Inspiration:

I wanted to recreate a chocolate that we have in France around the holidays called “Mon Cheri”(My Darling). It is filled with a cherry and liquor. A savory but refreshing cocktail for the holidays. — Morgan Hamidani.

Recipe: Barely Disfigured
  • 2 oz Chocolate infused Rutte Genever
  • 0.75 oz Cherry Heering
  • 0.50 oz Aperol
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Egg White
  • Garnish: Mint Sprig and Maraschino Cherries
  • Glass: Julep Cup
  • Served on ice

DAY 3

On the third day of Christmas Jared Bailey gave to Drink Me, the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Jared is Bartender at the Soho Cigar Bar, and wizard of cocktails. We love that he’s a Dave Phinney fan too!

Nightmare Before Christmas

Inspiration:

For me, darker spirits have always carried with them a warmer connotation, i.e. red wine and bourbon will always be more associated with warming people up, and for a cooling, summer refresher you’re more apt to go with a gin drink or a chilled glass of white, etc. With that in mind, when the time came to craft a holiday cocktail, Cherry Heering was at the top of my list. It would seem to me, that if you’re going to craft a cocktail specifically for the holidays, it should pack as much punch as it possibly can, which is why I decided to travel along the high-abv lines. Therefore, when I combined the warmer spirits (Burning Chair Bourbon and Cherry Heering) with the medicinally tasting Pernod and the herbaceous Domaine De Canton Ginger liqueur, the final cocktail found itself a perfect complement to the holiday season. — Jared Bailey.

Recipe: Nightmare Before Christmas

  • 2 oz Burning Chair Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Cherry Heering
  • 1/4 oz Pernod
  • 1/4 oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur

Build: Add all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir until well-chilled. Strain neat into a snifter, garnish with a cinnamon stick.

DAY 2

On the second day Moses Laboy, NYC Bar Expert gave us a Smoke Signal. Here’s how it goes.

Smoke Signal

Inspiration:

“It’s winter with dreams of warmer weather. Bringing the flavors of cherry with seasonal apple and the warmth of bourbon. All brought together with a magical presentation of a cinnamon smoked bath.” — Moses Laboy.

Recipe: Smoke Signal

  • 1 oz Cherry Heering
  • 2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
  • .75 Apple Cider
  • .5 oz Simple (50/50)
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Cinnamon Smoke Bath
  • Brandied Cherry Garnish

Add all ingredients to shaking tin. Add ice, shake till cold. Strain over fresh ice. Bathe entire cocktail in cinnamon smoke and garnish.

DAY 1

On the first day of Christmas my dear Jerry Glover gave to me A One Way Ticket to sublime libation. Jerry is the Bartender at The Federal Grill in Houston, Texas and has created this Heering Cherry Liqueur-inspired holiday cocktail to kick off Heering’s 12 Days of Cocktails.

One Way Ticket

Capturing the flavors of the holidays is essential when creating a cocktail that not only looks and tastes great but also evokes memories of holidays past. That means tapping into the flavors that people expect from holiday foods as well as the smells they’re used to this time of year, as far back as their childhoods. Spiced plum, cherry, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar all deliver that familiarity. Heering Chery Liqueur is probably one of the best products out there that can tie all of those flavors together without overwhelming the palate. This cocktail is balanced but still well-layered with holiday favorites. Put it on your menu; your customers will love it.

— Jerry Glover.

Recipe: One Way Ticket

  • 2 oz Willett 3 Year Rye
  • 1 oz Heering Cherry Liqueur
  • 1 oz Spiced Plum Syrup*
  • 1 Egg White

Build: Shake with hawthorn spring. Remove spring. Fill with ice. Shake extra hard.  Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

*Recipe: Spiced Plum Syrup

  • 6 Red Plums Cubed
  • 5 Cups Sugar
  • 5 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks

Build: Boil 20 minutes.  Strain and let cool. Keep in fridge up to 10 days.

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