Makes 1 drink
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) gin
1 teaspoon kirsch (cherry brandy)
1 tablespoon cherry syrup (recipe follows)
West Indies Lime Spiked Seltzer
Cherry, for garnish
Lime wedge, for garnish
In a tom collins glass or tumbler, stir together the gin, kirsch, and cherry syrup. Add ice to fill, then top with the Spiked Seltzer. Garnish with cherry and lime wedge.
Cherry syrup: Combine 8 ounces fresh or frozen pitted cherries with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring periodically to prevent scorching, and cook for 15 to 20 min, until reduced slightly. Pour through a cheesecloth-lined sieve to strain out the solids, pressing or squeezing to extract as much syrup as possible. Cool and store in a bottle or other airtight container.
Spiked Seltzer is the exclusive liquor sponsor of the Sunset Soirée celebrating issue 4.
Photos by Steve Viksjo