Move over, tonic. Gin and cherries may be the perfect combination in this cocktail by bartender Michael Waterhouse.
- 4 Bing cherries, pitted
- 2 lime wedges
- 1 star anise pod
- 1 tsp demerara sugar
- 2 1/2 ounces London dry gin (such as Bulldog)
- 1/2 ounces ruby port
- Garnish: cocktail cherries, speared
In a shaker, muddle the cherries, anise, lime and sugar.
Add the gin and port, fill with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
Double-strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with 2 cocktail cherries, speared.