1/2 oz Gran Classico
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a Highball glass containing ice. Add a straw and garnish with mint sprigs and a dash or two of Angostura Bitters.
Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I traveled up to Woburn to get dinner at Ran Duan's bar at Sichuan Garden II. For a first drink, I selected a tall Bourbon number, the Sling & Arrow. I was drawn to it for the combination of Cherry Heering and Gran Classico reminded me of Maksym Pazuniak's delightful use of Cherry Heering and Campari in the Arbitrary Nature of Time and the Charlatan. And I had forgotten that I had made a variation of the Campari-laden Teresa from Gary Regan's book using Cherry Heering in place of the original's crème de cassis that I called Tiger Blood.