Cherry Blossom Time

The recipe a couple days ago was for a cherry something in honor of the cherry trees coming into bloom in Washington. Brandy, cherry brandy, cointreau, lemon juice, splash of grenadine.

Verdict: pretty good, but a little sweet for my tastes. Maybe using real kirsch instead of my "cherry-flavored brandy" would help, or leaving out the grenadine. (I saw ginger brandy at the liquor mart yesterday; I can't imagine...) A tad less lemon would probably help it too, perhaps a tad more to cut the sweetness. I wonder how this would be with Applejack or Calvados, though apple and cherry isn't a combination you see in the juice aisle. Worth trying sometime.