After Dinner Special

.75 oz. cherry brandy (Cherry Heering)
1.5 oz. Swedish Punsch (homemade)
1 oz. lime juice

Combine with ice; shake. Strain over ice. 

It’s good. Lime and Cherry Heering. I can’t taste
the punsch. Not overpowering lime.

The bitter part is the punsch. This is a citrus bomb.

Ladies will like this one.

That’s a drink for a girl that’s seen a thing or two.

I don’t love it but it’s still better than anything we’ve had.
I don’t know how that is possible, but it is. The punsch is
so weird. What would you do to improve this cocktail?

I don’t think I would do anything. It’s just one of
those drinks.

It is what it is. Would you drink this again?


I’m not really sure why this is called the AFTER DINNER SPECIAL. Both of these “after dinner” drinks are not something I would generally have after dinner.

SCORES: Brian 6.5, Eric 5.5, Jason 6.5

Eric D. Anderson


Eric D. Anderson came to appreciate cocktails late in life and is trying to make up for lost time. He finds that crafting drinks involves the same precision, creativity, sociability, and ritual as baking—another passion—and believes that it brings people together in the same way. Eric is the director of Way of the Puck, a feature-length documentary about professional air hockey, and the editor of Stories of Quitting (, an online collection of true stories that celebrate giving up. His writing has appeared in AGNI, Painted Bride Quarterly, Perigee, Giant Robot, and Wild Quarterly, among other publications. In his free time he works as a camera operator on commercials and motion pictures.

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