Cherry Blossom (6 people)
To a glass half full of cracked ice add a tablespoon of dry Curacao (dash senior Curacao of Curacao), one of Lemon Juice (1 TBSP fresh), one of Grenadine (Fee’s American Beauty Grenadine), 2 1/2 glasses of Cherry Brandy (1 oz Cherry Heering Liqueur) and 2 of brandy (1 oz Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac).
Shake thoroughly and serve very cold.
I’ll admit I increased the ratio of lemon here and decreased the Curacao, when re-doing the cocktail for 1 person.
It just seemed like it was going to be waaay too sweet if I left the ratio as is.
As made, it tastes pretty much like drinking a glass of cold cherry juice.
That’s not bad; but, it really doesn’t seem much like a cocktail. More like the missing link between the Sidecar and the Shirley Temple.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.