I was originally searching for an interesting classic kirsch-containing recipe in my library that I have not made before, but I got a bit frustrated. Instead, I opted for something newer, namely something from Kate Simon's Absinthe Cocktails. The drink I spotted there was from Chris Hannah of New Orlean's French 75 Bar. His Cherry Blossom Brocade was dubbed after a fabric pattern frequently used in corsets, and the recipe's structure reminded me of Remember the Maine with Genever and grapefruit juice in place of the Bourbon and sweet vermouth, respectively.
Cherry Blossom BrocadeOnce mixed, the Cherry Blossom Brocade offered a cherry and absinthe aroma. A malty sip shared grapefruit and cherry flavors, and the swallow showcased the absinthe and Genever botanicals.
• 1 1/2 oz Bols Genever
• 1 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice (Pink)
• 1/2 oz Cherry Heering
• 1/4 oz Absinthe Verte (La Muse Verte)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass or coupe. Garnish with a stemmed cherry (omitted).