1 oz Sloe gin
1 oz Dry sherry (Manzanilla or fino)
3⁄4 oz Swedish Punsch
1⁄4 oz Cynar
1 Brandied cherry

Stir with ice, strain, coupe, garnish with cherry


Reversing the proportions of the sherry and punsch makes a slightly richer, if sweeter, drink. At least with my home-made punsch, which errs a little on the sweet side.


We weren't greatly enjoying our sloe gin. This was an attempt to tame its dominant flavour; it was successful enough we may now need to replace the bottle. I started with dry vermouth instead of sherry, but the drink was far too sweet. The idea of dry sherry was one of those middle-of-the-night revelations.

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  • Thoughtful and well balanced. Not-too-sweet but also not-sour cherry taste, a touch metallic.
  • Found this a bit flat as written - for my taste it needs some bitters to give some depth. I added Bitter Truth Creole and Bittermens Elemakule Tiki, which seemed better to me — ★★★
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Added tiki bitters for a little more depth. Fantastic session cocktail!