Cherry Fix
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Cherry Fix
Cocktail recipe

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The Cherry Fix cocktail is a delicious and refreshing drink that combines the rich flavors of brandy, tangy lemon juice, and sweet cherry liqueur. This classic cocktail is perfect for ... more The Cherry Fix cocktail is a delicious and refreshing drink that combines the rich flavors of brandy, tangy lemon juice, and sweet cherry liqueur. This classic cocktail is perfect for a warm summer day or a cozy night in. The brandy adds a smooth and robust flavor, while the lemon juice adds a zesty kick that balances out the sweetness of the cherry liqueur. The drink is garnished with a cherry, adding a burst of fruity flavor. The combination of these ingredients creates a well-balanced drink with a perfect blend of sweetness and tartness. This cocktail is a favorite among brandy lovers and is a must-try for anyone looking for a new and flavorful drink.
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13.75% | 1.65 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Cherry Fix

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a glass a third full of crushed ice and add the lemon juice, kirsch and cherry brandy
Stir and garnish with lemon slice before serving

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Cherry Fix stirred and not shaken?

The Cherry Fix is stirred and not shaken to preserve the clarity and texture of the cocktail. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing too much air, resulting in a smoother, more refined drink. This technique is especially preferred when mixing cocktails with clear spirits and liqueurs to maintain their elegant appearance.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes would complement the Cherry Fix?

A great garnish for the Cherry Fix would be a maraschino cherry or a fresh cherry when in season, placed directly in the glass. A small lemon twist or peel can also add a nice aromatic touch, enhancing the citrus notes from the lemon juice without overpowering the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of brandy in the Cherry Fix?

Yes, you can use different types of brandy for the Cherry Fix. While the recipe specifies brandy, experimenting with Cognac or even Armagnac can offer a deeper flavor profile. Each type of brandy has its unique characteristics, so depending on your preference, you might discover a new favorite combination.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best temperature to serve the Cherry Fix?

The Cherry Fix is best served cold to highlight its refreshing qualities. You can further chill the glass before serving to ensure the drink stays cooler longer. Ice can also be added directly to the lowball glass if desired, although traditionally the drink is served without ice to maintain its concentrated flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Cherry Fix compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 13.75%, the Cherry Fix has a relatively moderate alcohol volume. This is slightly higher than light cocktails like the Aperol Spritz but lower than strong classics such as the Old Fashioned or Manhattan. Its balance makes it a great choice for those who enjoy a flavorful cocktail without the strong alcohol kick of heavier drinks.

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