In 2012 Grey Goose launched a new flavored vodka called Cherry Noir and the Cherry Lane is one of the signature cocktails. Actually, this is one of the finer cherry-flavored cocktails that I have seen in a long time. Not normally a fan of cherry infusions, this one is a great change of pace - not the 'cough syrup' taste of many - and in this drink it is enhanced with the lovely combination of herbs found only in Benedictine.
You may notice that the flavor of bitters is undefined. By default this would lead us to use an aromatic bitter such as that from Angostura or Peychaud. However, I challenge you to think out of the box a bit more and experiment with a citrus, even a chocolate bitter, any of which make an equally nice compliment to the drink.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 1 1/2 parts Grey Goose Cherry Noir Vodka
- 3/4 parts Benedictine Liqueur
- 1 1/2 parts lemon juice
- 3/4 parts simple syrup
- 1 dash bitters
- cherries for garnish