Kirschwasser is an eau-de-vie of whole cherries (fruit and pit). It has a complex slightly bitter flavor and a strong alcohol nose. It Germany, it is traditionally drunk neat from tiny glasses after dinner.

Some popular cocktails containing Kirschwasser

  • Nicole Bettinger — Gin, Bianco Vermouth, Kirschwasser, Drambuie
  • Mount Vernon — Kirschwasser, Brandy, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Cherry Liqueur, Brandied cherry, Grapefruit juice
  • Bask — Campari, Kirschwasser, Orange juice
  • Tribe of the Horned Heart — Islay Scotch, Kirschwasser, Falernum, Soda water, Lime juice, Vanilla syrup
  • Gilroy (Kirschwasser variation) — Gin, Cherry Liqueur, Dry vermouth, Kirschwasser, Lemon juice
  • Slow Burn — Sweet vermouth, Mezcal, Tequila, Luxardo Bitter, Aperol, Kirschwasser, Salt, Lemon peel
  • Potomac — Kirschwasser, Zwack liqueur, Campari, Lemon bitters, Lemon juice
  • A Rose for Hemingway — Dry vermouth, Kirschwasser, Raspberry, Lemon juice, Egg white, Raspberry syrup, Simple syrup
  • Charleston Collage (Boston Apothecary) — Mezcal, Kirschwasser, Sweet vermouth, Manzanilla pasada sherry, Herbal liqueur, Sloe gin
  • Rose — Dry vermouth, Kirschwasser, Raspberry syrup
Clear Creek Kirschwasser
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