Today is Black Forest Cake Day and we’re using one of the cake’s staple ingredients, Kirschwasser (Wikipedia says its a mandatory ingredient, so it must be true!), as inspiration to make a fantastic cake-themed cocktail.
We used both Hiram Walker’s Kirsch and Cherry Flavored Brandy in this recipe, whose all natural flavors of the kirsch cherry pit give it a rather tart mouth feel; however, the drink is combated by the smooth chocolate of the Crème de Cacao in the finish.
While cherry is far from being at the top of my favorite fruit lists, the overall consensus around the office is that this is an enjoyable drink and mirrors both the sweet and tart flavors of the traditional Black Forest Cake. My last thoughts on it would be to top the cocktail with whipped cream (or alcoholic whipped cream if you’re feeling really quite bold!) and a sour cherry garnish. Only then will you really have yourself a sliver of Black Forest Cake worth sipping on 😉
- 1 part Hiram Walker Kirschwasser
- 1 part Hiram Walker White Crème de Cacao
- 1 part Hiram Walker Cherry Flavored Brandy
- 1 part Cream
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and serve. Top with whipped cream.