What to Drink at Perilla: Cherry Fix


Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too.

The drink: Cherry Fix

The bar: Perilla, 9 Jones Street

The price: $12

The ingredients: Muddled fresh cherries, fresh lemon juice, mint leaves, Hudson vodka, and Lillet Blanc, shaken hard and served in a Collins glass with a mint-sprig garnish.

The buzz: Harold Dieterle may have spent the summer planning for his new venture, Kin Shop. But his assistant manager at Perilla, Julia Travis, spent the early part of the season working on a different kind of project: a tart, refreshing cocktail with a seasonal accent. She says, “I came up with the idea for the drink when I was sniffing through the bar one day and found that Lillet Blanc reminded me of fresh cherries — perfect for summertime. The drink itself is loosely based on a classic ‘Fix,’ this one using lemon juice, small-batch vodka distilled from apples, Lillet Blanc in place of simple syrup, fresh cherries instead of maraschinos from a jar, and a sprig of mint for good measure. The result is a tart, bright, summery goodness. All it needs is a picnic blanket.” And for the sun to return.

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