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A.K.A

Kirschwasser, which literally mean “cherry water” in German

What is it?

Kirsch, also known as Kirschwasser, is a clear fruit brandy distilled from cherries. Unlike other cherry-flavored “brandies,” Kirsch is not sweet. A good Kirsch should have pronounced cherry flavor and aroma as well as a subtle, bitter flavor that comes from distilling the pits with the cherry juice.

Kirsch is commonly used in desserts, such as cherries jubilee and black forest cake, as well as in sauces and glazes and as a filling for chocolate candy. Kirsch is also used in mixed drinks.

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