Like in the classic cocktail pink gin, Angostura bitters give this drink its lovely blush hue. A splash of vermouth takes it into martini territory, and the addition of kirsch, a clear brandy distilled from cherries and their pits, delivers an unexpected twist.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add gin, kirsch, vermouth, and bitters; shake vigorously 30 seconds. Strain into two coupes, garnish with lemon twists and cherries, and serve.

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Cook's Notes

Kirsch can also be used to flavor whipped cream, brushed over layers of a sponge cake, or drizzled over fresh fruit.

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