This cocktail is inspired by a scene in my noir-inspired fiction novel A MISTAKE INCOMPLETE. I used Jägermeister as a nod to Berlin, in which the scene takes place.
I had actually originally named this drink The Barber of Prenzlauer Berg, but since the name was so long, I shortened it to The Berlino.
Although, The Berlino may appear to be dainty, the drink is quite deceiving. This strong and robust cocktail has a slight touch of gentility, just like the barber in the story.
The Berlino with Soda: To stretch out the drink for a long and less punchy sipper, pour the cocktail into a highball glass with ice, and top it off with club soda.T
This cocktail was featured in the March 2021 issue of SIP For The Love of Drink magazine.
The Berlino (or The Barber of Prenzlauer Berg)
- 1½ oz. bourbon
- ½ oz. Jägermeister
- 2 tsp honey
- club soda
- 2 Luxardo cherries
- Pour honey and Jägermeister into shaker without ice. Stir to mix well.
- Add ice and bourbon. Close shaker, and shake it up for 15 seconds.
- Sift into a coupe glass.
- Add a splash of club soda.(If you want to make a longer drink, pour into a highball and top with club soda.)
- Garnish with two Luxardo cherries on a toothpick.