It’s shooter time with this Friday Cocktail, the Chocolate-Covered Cherry, or alternatively, Cherry Cordial.
I first had this drink at the Eaton Centre’s City Grill in Toronto a number of years ago. Sadly, the City Grill closed in 2009. The drink, however, lives on. Tasting similar to the cherry cordial candies, this drink can be sipped or downed in one gulp.
What you’ll need: Kahlua, Amaretto, White Crème de Menthe, Grenadine, and Maraschino Cherries.
Drop a maraschino cherry in your favorite shot glass. Add in about a tablespoon of grenadine. Then, in a shaker over cracked ice, pour 1 ounce of kahlua, 1 ounce amaretto, and 1/2 ounce of white crème de menthe. Shake and then strain into your shot glass. This recipe should yield two shot glass servings.
How I like it: With slightly more amaretto and less kahlua. I’ve always remembered the ingredients in this drink, but never quite knew the proportions. A quick online search–and there are a lot of varied recipes for this drink–suggested equal ounces of the three main ingredients, but that was way too much crème de menthe. A little experimentation later, and I came up with the recipe above. Try it out!
Alternatively, you could replace the cherry with a raspberry and the grenadine with chambord for a chocolate-covered raspberry!