Cherries and brandy are natural companions for classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, but here a little Dubonnet rouge lends a touch of spice.
What to buy: Dubonnet blanc and rouge are wine-based liqueurs flavored with spices. The dark red (rouge) version is sweet and rather rich; it can be found at most high-end liquor stores.
This recipe was featured as part of our Summer Fruit Cocktails photo gallery.
- 12 cherries, pitted
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 2 ounces brandy
- 1/2 ounce Dubonnet rouge
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1Combine the cherries and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle until the cherries are broken up but not completely pulverized.
- 2Fill the shaker halfway with ice, then add the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve.
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