1 1⁄2 oz Gin, Catoctin Creek
1 1⁄2 oz Pisco, Macchu pisco
3 ds Bitters
3 cube Sugar

Shake gin, pisco, bitters on ice, strain in vessel of choice. Drop sugar cubes in and merely crush. Add cherries and give it all a couple brisk stirs.


I used Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Cherries which are cleaner than Luxardos and a good fit for this clear drink, some fresh cherries pitted are a good alternative. The pisco is pretty hard to mix generally but the Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin has a distinct flavor which works well. And finally, the crushed sugar cubes swirled with the cherries is a unique presentation and infusion of sweetness.

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Spring Cleaning in Pink
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J., 'Bar One, Too', Virginia
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Curated this - changed 45 cl to 45 ml, unless 15 ounces of pisco is appropriate.



good catch, yes, its effects were affecting me this morning