Since it is a rainy day I decided to go through my liquor cabinet to hopefully organize it more ergonomically…if that’s even possible! While sorting through bottles of spirits and wines that haven’t been touched in years, I stumbled across a bottle of Cherry Heering.
When is the last time you used this liqueur? And what do you really know about it? I confess that I was a little intrigued, so I did some research.
This remarkable liqueur created by Peter Heering has been produced in Denmark since 1818. And, the best part is that it is ALL NATURAL! Cherry Heering is made by soaking lightly crushed Danish cherries and a blend of spices in neutral grain spirits. It is then cask-matured for up to five years adding sugar during the aging process. It is a deep ruby color and actually tastes good…no candy or cough drop flavor that one expects from a cherry liqueur. See more at http://www.cherryheering.com/
Try pouring a little Cherry Heering over ice cream for a change of pace!
If you have any mixology drinks or other recipes that you would like to share that incorporates Cherry Heering, please do.
I stepped out of my comfort zone last evening and decided to try scotch after a very long hiatus. I have been avoiding it since the age of 17 when I stupidly decided to dip into my mother’s supply of scotch. I don’t need to spell out the ensuing results, other than the fact that I have had an aversion to the smell and taste of scotch ever since.
So there I sat with a glass of Old Pulteney single malt scotch whiskey in front of me. I was trying to get up the nerve to inhale it and then actually drink it! Well, I can’t think of a better way to be re-introduced to scotch, than trying Old Pulteney. It had a lovely floral aroma that tickled my nose. It was gentle and warm with a sweet but subtle molasses and honey flavor. I truly enjoyed it! Check out the website: http://www.oldpulteney.com/
Have a great day!
The dog days of summer are upon us. Humidity is high and temps are soaring. I’m still nursing my broken wrist and have no projects to talk about. The pool is beckoning me, but I can’t get the cast wet.
Normally, a glass of chilled wine would be in order, but I’m thinking more along the lines of iced coffee or iced tea. Homemade lemonade is another good alternative. One of my “go to” summer drinks is iced hot chocolate. I take a frozen beer mug (which I always keep in the freezer) and fill it with ice. Then I pop a dark hot chocolate pod into my Keurig…and instant treat!
Speaking of frozen….
If you have any leftover wine (silly, I know), try pouring it into individual ice cube trays and keep in the freezer. They come in handy to add to recipes, especially when you need small amounts and don’t want to open a bottle.
In the next couple of weeks, I will be holding a poolside scotch tasting. This should be very interesting since I don’t drink scotch! Stay tuned!
Until next time…