• Jodi Samuels

Retro Fun With Cherry Heering



I’m hosting a party Wednesday night for 100 people and a big seudah on Thursday. Aside from the logistics involved in hosting that many people, I had to decide what food and drinks to serve. So, I’ve decided to go for classic cocktails made with Cherry Heering!


After all, everything retro is hot now. From the retro style displayed on the small screen in shows like Mad Men and PanAm to some very familiar fashions making their way down the runway again at New York Fashion Week – what’s old is new again. So, I figured why not make a retro-theme Purim complete with everyone’s favorite retro Liqueur – Cherry Heering.


In case you missed the craze the first time around, just know that in the late 60’s and 70’s you could find a bottle of Cherry Heering in almost every Jewish home and shul – it was the liqueur to have. So, whether you are feeling nostalgic, or if you just want a delicious and versatile liqueur on hand, maybe you should stock up on some too.


Besides, it goes wonderfully with hamantaschen or other sweet treats in Purim baskets and after Purim, I plan to use any extra for parties or Shabbos dinners. It’s great because Cherry Heering and the equally delicious new Coffee Heering Liqueur are both certified OU Kosher and Parve!


So, to give you an idea of what I’m planning here are a few delicious recipes I’m considering for the menu:


Cherry Royal


1 part Heering Cherry Liqueur

4 parts champagne or sparkling wine

Pour Cherry Heering liqueur and champagne into a champagne flute and serve ice cold.




Cerry Fizz


2 oz Cherry Heering Liqueur

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Carbonated water

1 Cherry


Shake Cherry Heering and lemon juice over ice and pour into a highball glass with 2 ice cubes in it. Ad carbonated water and a cherry.


Cherry Ginger Martini


1 part Heering Cherry Liqueur

1 part lemon juice

1 part simple syrup

1 small piece of fresh ginger


Muddle fresh ginger in a mixing glass. Add Cherry Heering Liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Note: muddling simply means crushing, so use a muddling bar tool or simply back of a large wooden spoon to crush the fresh ginger pieces.




Coffee Sourz


1 part Heering Coffee Liqueur

1 part lemon juice

1 part simple syrup


Fill a shaker with ice. Add ingredients, shake well and serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry.



If you need a few cooking ideas for Purim as well, then be sure to check out this cool Yiddish Cooking Video created by the Jewish Forward! By the way, as the name would imply it is actually in Yiddish and has English subtitles. http://youtu.be/B0EttJLP2BE


Below is a list of stores in the New York Metro area that carry the mini bottles of Cherry Heering & Coffee Heering Liqueur. Sorry, but there aren’t any online retailers available.


All in all, i’m excited about this year’s party. So, who’s joining me?


SYOSSET WINE CELLAR

38 COLD SPRING ROAD

Syosset, NY 11791


DEEP MOUNTAIN

490 KINGS HIGHWAY

BROOKLYN

11223


BOTTLES & CASES

99 E MAIN STREET

HUNTINGTON

11743


WAREHOUSE W & S INC

735 BROADWAY

NEW YORK

10003


CENTRAL WINE & SPIRITS

227 COLUMBUS AVE

NEW YORK

10023



MB VINEYARDS

2388 NOSTRAND AVENUE

BROOKLYN

11210


LIQUORS GALORE

1212 AVENUE J

BROOKLYN

11230


HAKEREM WINE & LIQUOR

141-22 JEWEL AVENUE

FLUSHING

11366


JR DISCOUNT LIQUORS

164-24 69TH AVE

FLUSHING

11367


117 FARMERS LIQUORS

117-43 FARMERS BLVD

ST ALBANS

11412


A TOUCH OF SPIRIT

4803 16TH AVENUE

BROOKLYN

11204



BORO PARK W & L

5510 13TH AVE

BROOKLYN

11219


BUBBLE LOUNGE

5107 16TH AVE

BROOKLYN

11204


THE WINERY

4616 18TH AVENUE

BROOKLYN

11204


PENINSULA W & L

208 FRANKLIN PLACE

WOODMERE

11598


Originally published: March 5, 2012

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