1 1⁄2 oz Gin
3⁄4 oz Campari
1⁄2 oz Kirschwasser
1⁄4 oz Lemon juice (optional)
1 twst Lemon peel (as garnish)

Shake (or stir), strain, straight up, cocktail glass


Original is the same, but without lemon.

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Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
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  • Even with the lemon juice I found this medicinal and unpleasant. Maybe my kirschwasser sucks.
  • Didn't like original much -- kirch too strong, ethanol too strong (made with Tanqueray). Revised is much, much better. Good drink. — ★★★★
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I think this is great. Made stirred with maybe a half dozen drops of lemon juice.

Need to clarify which cherry brandy should actually be used. This recipe says kirschwasser, linked article shows a darker drink that might have used Heering. With a good kirschwasser, this was terrible and had a strong ethanol flavor like another commenter noted.

I agree - there's no way that color is Campari red. Dan, do you remember if it was Heering? Thanks, Zachary