As the holidays approach Drink Me has partnered with Heering Liqueur to find the 12 Best Holiday Cocktails in America. There was a deluge of contenders but these ones topped the tree when it came to appearance/presentation, inspiration, creativity and composition/balance.

DAY 12

And on the Last Day of Cocktails our dear Zack Albanese from Tend, El Segundo, California gave to me….the Cherry Queen Martini.

Cherry Queen Martini

Inspiration:

Four Roses Bourbon is an institution of the American whiskey category and is typically mixed to create grown-up cocktails like this one, and specifically mixed with liqueurs like Cherry Heering. Here’s why: Cherry Heering is quite likely the only cherry liqueur out there that actually tastes like, well, cherry. Not sugary or sticky, Cherry Heering is the bartender’s go-to for a perfect addition of natural sweet flavoring. If balance in your cocktail is something that interests you, then you should always have a bottle of Cherry Heering in your home bar.

  • 1.5 oz Four Roses Bourbon.
  • 1 oz Heering Liqueur.
  • 0.5 oz Aperol Aperitif.
  • 0.5 oz Grapefruit juice.

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