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The Superlative Juvenile
  • 2 oz Broker’s London Dry Gin (47% abv)
  • 1 oz Pomegranate liqueur
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Ginger ale
  • 2 tsps brandied cherry liquid
  • Lemon twist or thin slice
  • 2 brandied cherries

Method

Drop one of the cherries into the bottom of a chilled highball or rocks glass, and gently press it to release some of the juice. Fill the glass with ice. Stir the gin, pomegranate liqueur, and lemon juice with ice in a mixing glass and strain into the glass. Top with ginger ale and a lemon twist. Garnish with one of the cherries.

The drink has a nice herbal burst from the Brokers that nicely compliments the sweetness of the Pama and the cherries. The lemon and ginger ale give a nice bright citrus burst to the drink, making it quite refreshing.


Brandied Cherries

  • 1 lb sweet cherries, pitted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, fresh-squeezed
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Pinch of all spice
  • 1/8 tsp orange zest
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brandy

Tools: cherry pitter, saucepan, ladle, jars with lids

Wash and pit the cherries. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients except the cherries and brandy and bring to a rolling boil. When the liquid begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium. Add the cherries and simmer for 5–7 minutes. Remove from heat, add the brandy and let cool. Transfer the cherries into clean jars and refrigerate, uncovered until cherries are cool to touch. Cover tightly and refrigerate.