Member of the Month: Canadian Cherry

1 Apr

Name: Rachel
LUPEC name: Canadian Cherry
LUPEC Denver role: LUPEC Liaison

How long have you been in LUPEC Denver?
I was one of the founding members, and rejoined as a LUPEC Denver Liaison six months ago.

Why do you love being a LUPEC Denver girl?
I love that there’s an underlying subversiveness and commitment to social justice causes affecting women and children.

What’s your favorite cocktail?
If it has whiskey in it, or some relative to whiskey, I’m all in!

What’s you favorite Denver bar?
I’ve a not-so-secret penchant for all things dive bar with live music, so I love The Lion’s Liar and El Chapultapec.

If you could be a piece of barware, what would you be?
I would be a highball glass because it’s classic, simple, and often holds whiskey.

What’s your favorite garnish?
I love the shape of a curled lemon or orange peel.  There’s something simply seductive about it.

What are you reading/watching/listening to?
I read/watch/listen to a lot, but am always partial to the KEXP, This American Life, and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me podcasts.  I’ve a pile of books waiting to be read ranging from Kozol to Tolstoy.  And I regularly watch “The PBS Newshour” just to hear Kwame Holman’s mellifluous voice.

What’s your recipe?

Canadian Cherry
Glassware: Cocktail

  • 1½ oz Canadian whiskey
  • ½ oz Peter Heering or Cherry Karise
  • ¼ oz lemon juice
  • ¼ oz orange juice

To serve: Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into prechilled sugar-frosted cocktail glass. Glass rim may be moistened with cherry liqueur before dipping into sugar.


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