Cherry liqueur

Cherry liqueur is a sweetened liqueur made with any spirit base. Brandy is the most used, so cherry liqueur is often called cherry brandy. Then there's kirsch, an unsweetened eau de vie distilled from cherries.

Maraschino liqueur was the most popular cherry liqueur starting in the late 1800s. It was a primary ingredient in many famous cocktails like the Martinez, the precursor to the Martini and Manhattan. It's commonly used as a secondary flavor to back up primary liquors like gin, rum, or whiskey.

The general taste is sticky and sweet, but it has layers, some vanilla and almond-like sweetness in the background of the cherry fruit, and a slight bitter turn. The usual effect on a cocktail is a background jolt of brightness.

Cherry liqueur is also great with

Singapore Sling
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Singapore Sling

The Singapore Sling is a gin-based sling cocktail from Singapore developed sometimes before 1915. The earliest published version of the recipe appeared in "The Savoy Cocktail Book", a 1930 classic written by Harry Craddock. It was initially called the gin sling – a sling was originally a North American drink composed of spirit and water, sweetened and flavored.