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The Berlino (or The Barber of Prenzlauer Berg)

A cocktail inspired by my novel A MISTAKE INCOMPLETE.
Course Drinks


  • 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.


The Berlino with Soda: To stretch out the drink for a long and less punchy sipper, mix the cocktail into a highball glass with ice, and top it off with club soda.