What is Wisniak?

Wisniak is the best and most popular semi-sweet cherry liqueur (with a low alcohol content) in Poland. Wisniak is made from fresh cherries with natural flavor and fragrance. Wisniak has a pleasing, mild bouquet, sweet cherry taste and noticeable flavor of almonds.

What do you drink cherry liqueur with?

Drinks & Cocktails with Cherry Liqueur

  1. vodka 16.
  2. brandy 5.
  3. gin 10.
  4. whisky 13.

Can you drink cherry liqueur straight?

Maraschino can be served straight or on the rocks and it makes a wonderful digestif to enjoy after dinner. It has also been used in many cocktails for over a century. Maraschino was the cherry liqueur in late 19th century bars when iconic drinks like Martinez (the so-called “grandfather” of the martini) were created.

How do you drink cherry brandy liqueur?


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in the lemon juice and cherry brandy.
  3. Shake until chilled.
  4. Put two ice cubes in a highball glass.
  5. Strain the mixture into it.
  6. Fill the rest of the way with the carbonated water and stir.
  7. Garnish with a cherry.

What does Nalewka mean in Polish?

In Poland, an aged liqueur or cordial is known as nalewka (nah-LEF-kah) (nalewki when plural), and literally translates to “tincture.” They are primarily made with fruit, sugar, honey, molasses, herbs, and spices macerated in vodka or rectified spirits known as spirytus rektyfikowany.

Can you drink cherry brandy by itself?

If it tastes good to you, feel free to drink it neat. However, these brandies are often best with a little help from some other cocktail ingredients.

What percent alcohol is cherry liqueur?

The liqueur version of cherry brandy is generally 30 percent alcohol by volume (ABV, 60 proof) or lower, while true cherry brandy is around 40 percent ABV (80 proof).

What alcohol is similar to kirsch?

7 best substitutes for kirsch

  1. Cherry Juice. This is an excellent alternative if you need the cherry taste in desserts or cakes like kugelhoph but don’t want the alcohol.
  2. Vodka and cherries. Combining cherries with vodka is a good backup option.
  3. Fruit brandy.
  4. Dry white wine.
  5. Liqueur de Mirabelle.
  6. Kriek Lambic.
  7. Cherry Preserve.

What mixes well with cherry brandy?

The Cherry Fizz drink recipe features cherry brandy with lemon juice and carbonated water. It’s a simple, refreshing drink that hits a good balance between sweet and tart.