Rendezvous Cocktail

This afternoon I tried a recipe from the Internet Cocktail Database called the Rendezvous cocktail: 1 1/2 oz gin, 1/2 oz kirsch, and 1/4 oz Campari. I like gin, I like Campari; so this sounded like a good drink for me.

I used Booth's for my gin in this. I had a bottle of maraschino liqueur out from the other day, so I substituted it for the kirsch (one cherry should taste pretty much like another, right?) for the first shaker full.

Results: not too bad, although pink, slightly sweet, and the Campari cut through the cherry (which wasn't overwhelming) and the botanicals.

For the second drink, I used a French kirsch. Results: not nearly as good. I like tart drinks, and most things tart, in general, but this was a bit too much for me. No sweetness from the kirsch, and the campari came through more strongly. Just a surprisingly almost unpleasant cocktail.

Make it with the maraschino, though, and it's not bad for a rendezvous.