Cherry brandy is very sweet and tastes strongly like cherries. A recipe like the Cherry Fizz cocktail, calling for two full ounces of the stuff, mainly tastes like cherries.
This recipe adds a little lemon juice and some carbonated water to cut the sweetness, but don’t kid yourself. This is a drink that’s both very sweet and very strong.
- 2 ounces cherry brandy
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- Carbonated water
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the lemon juice and cherry brandy, and shake. Put two ice cubes in a highball glass, and strain the mixture into it. Fill the rest of the way with the carbonated water and stir. Garnish with a cherry.