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Bloomington, IN, 47403
United States


Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery in Bloomington, Indiana that specializes in producing extraordinary spirits from local ingredients.  

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Recipe: Tree Line

Adam Quirk

The Cardinal Spirits crew is heading to Denver this afternoon for the first annual ACDA (American Craft Distilling Association) conference. 

To send us on our way, we mixed up a batch of The Tree Line, the winner of the 2011 Colorado Cocktail Contest. It’s made from spirits from one of our favorite craft distilleries - Leopold Brothers - who are originally from Michigan but have been distilling in Denver for several years.

We think the combination of fresh cherries and herbal liqueur, bright citrus, and a spicy whiskey is the perfect transitional cocktail for this late Winter, early Spring weekend.

Recipe courtesy

Tree Line

2 Bing cherries
2 oz. Leopold's Small Batch Whiskey
.5 oz Leopold's Three Pins Alpine Herbal Liqueur
.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup

Muddle cherries, lemon juice and simple syrup; add whiskey and Three Pins; add ice and shake. Serve up. Garnish with round slice of lemon peel (to replicate the Colorado sun). Drink and enjoy!