Fresh Oregon and Washington sweet cherries are crushed, fermented, and distilled into clear, powerful Kirschwasser (Cherry Schnapps) in the traditional German fashion. The subtle cherry flavors and intriguing vanilla and almond aromas come only from the cherries and their pits (“stones”), as does the alcohol.
It is a powerful kirsch masterfully crafted with some of the best cherries the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
No colors, flavors, or sugars added. No sulfites added.
Cherry Brandy (Kirschwasser)
F. Paul Pacult, author of Kindred Spirits and the Spirit Journal has described Clear Creek’s Kirschwasser as “Highly recommended” and called it “absolutely delightful. Rivals the best Swiss Kirsch.” December 2014
“Kirsch, made of Oregon and Washington cherries, seems muted at first but comes alive in a subtle, minty aroma that evolves into the essence of sugared cherries.” Eric Asimov, The New York Times, August 15, 2007
Double Gold Medal - 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Adapted from a recipe by Adrian Gomes, 10 Dollar Shake, Aberdeen, Scotland
- 1 oz (30ml) Clear Creek Cherry Brandy
- 1 oz (30ml) Disaronno or Amaretto
- 0.42 oz (12.5ml) Maraschino Liqueur
- 0.83 oz (25ml) Fresh lemon juice
- 0.17 oz (5ml) Simple syrup
- One egg white
- 1 Dash of Scrappy's Aromatic Bitters
- One Cherry with stem and dehydrated lemon wheel as garnish
Shake over ice and double strain into a chilled coupette. Add the ganish.
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