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cherry brandy

Type

Brandy, unaged

Also known as

dry cherry brandy, cherry eau de vie

Description

Generic for unsweetened, unaged cherry eau de vie (such as kirsch), though the term, as cited in the vast majority of older drink recipe texts, most often (mistakenly) refers to Cherry flavored brandy *liqueur* - and conversely, the grape-based liqueur is sometimes mistakenly substituted for the correctly cited eau de vie in other drink recipes. More often, the once geographically-specific terms "kirsch" or "kirschwasser" are (and were) used to indicate the distillate of cherries - rather than the liqueur, as was the term "dry cherry brandy".

Flavor

cherry and dry

Availability

Generally available. Produced and sold in France, Germany and United States. Distributed world-wide. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.

Substitute

other fruit eau de vie

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 16 recipes in CocktailDB.
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