Cocktail Recipe: The Cheery Herring

The featured ingredient in this cocktail is Cherry Heering, hence the name.  Heering is a smooth and not-too-sweet liqueur; the original cherry brandy as developed by Dane Peter Heering in 1818.

I was just going to call it Happy Fish, but I wasn’t sure that would be enough info to get the joke, so now I am over-explaining it.  Meh, I can’t win.

  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice

Shake with ice and serve up, garnished with a Swedish Fish

redherringNote: Swedish fish candies are made to resemble herring and a red herring (like this one I drew) refers to irrelevant information given to distract someone from the main issue, rooted in an old superstition that when travelling, one could keep predators off one’s trail by dragging a red herring back and forth across the path.

6 thoughts on “Cocktail Recipe: The Cheery Herring

  1. Sorry, confectionery garnish concept provided by Rogue who warned me against using real fish in the Cheery Herring and then suggested the Swedish alternative.

  2. “Communism is just a red herring. Like every other member of the oldest profession, I’m a capitalist. “

    I watched Clue 2 days ago.

  3. Oh wait! I actually have some relevant to say. Swedish Fish are amazing. They are probably my 5th favorite candy. I attribute it to my love of Ikea.

    I can’t stop commenting and I have no idea why.

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