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Cherry Bulldog

Cherry Bulldog cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

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


  1. In a shaker, muddle the cherries, anise, lime and sugar.

  2. Add the gin and port, fill with ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Double-strain into a cocktail glass.

  4. Garnish with 2 cocktail cherries, speared.