GOLD MEDAL 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

GOLD MEDAL 91 points The Beverage Tasting Institute

Cherries are generally categorized as either sweet or tart. The former predominates in beverage production, while the more rare tart varietals are mainly used in cooking.

For our cherry liqueur, we use the very finest Montmorency tart cherries from the Northern reaches of Michigan. These tart cherries are prized the world over, and yet no one else in the world produces a liqueur with these perfect little stone-fruits. Unlike other cherry liqueurs, which are often made with artificial flavors, our cherry liqueur maintains a balance between slightly tart and a twinge of sweetness that can only come from real Montmorency cherries. As a result, it is brilliant in many turn of the century cocktails like the Cherry Cricket, and is also a welcome addition to a hot stack of pancakes.

Todd Leopold finds that just a ¼ ounce of the Michigan Tart Cherry Liqueur is the perfect replacement of the customary lime in a Gin & Tonic. We invite you to try it in one of our favorite recipes by clicking here.