Melissa Larrabee, Bar Manager at the Armory
This cocktail was created by Melissa for their Christmas 2019 production.
“What I love about the winter holiday season is families and friends coming together to celebrate, which is the basis for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. In celebratory fashion, I wanted to have a sparkling cocktail. While researching English cocktails, I came across a Cherry Bakewell Fizz. Cherry Bakewell is a cherry gin based out of the UK, but I always try to use a local spirit in each cocktail. Lucky for me, Stone Barn Brandyworks had their Pacific Northwest Cherry Brandy available which uses Rainier cherries. A bit of this brandy and lemon juice in some LaMarca Prosecco produces a delightful flavor that will have you saying a jovial ‘Cheers!'”
Place a cherry in the bottom of a flute glass. Add the Cherry Brandy and lemon juice. Fill the rest of the glass with Prosecco, pouring down the side of the glass to mix in with the brandy and lemon juice. For an extra kick, soak the cherry in the brandy beforehand.