There’s a soft way to say it, but the Cherry Lane cocktail is made with cherry vodka, lemon juice, Benedictine herbal liqueur, and simple syrup. Combined with sweet and sour flavors, the Cherry Lane cocktail brings out the aromatic taste of Benedictine. A mix of 27 herbs, spices, and peels, Benedictine liqueur adds a subtle taste of licorice, while sweet spices add smoothness. Cherry Lane makes a perfect cocktail for dinner parties as well as spring celebrations. If you really want an authentic glass of martini, garnish it with fresh cherries.
- By default, you might choose aromatic bitters like those from Angostura.
- The season for cherries lasts from May to August. If you cannot find fresh cherries, brandied cherries or high-end or homemade maraschino cherry preserves are the next best alternative.
- You should stay away from those red neon maraschinos. If that’s your only option, you could go without a garnish or replace the Benedictine with a lemon twist.
- Instead of Benedictine, you might want to choose another herbal liqueur like Drambuie or Yellow Chartreuse. Another Benedictine alternative would be honey liqueur, such as Bärenjäger, or amaretto or Frangelico, which have a similar sweetness and nutty flavor