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.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Cook's Notes

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