CHERRY BOMB! THEY ARRIVED BY SHIP WITH EARLY SETTLERS IN THE 1600S, AS APPLE PIE. IN MY BOOK, NO OTHER FRUIT EVOKES SULTRY UR OR SWEET, CHERRY SEASON IS FLEETING (MAY-AUGUST) SO ESE PICKS AS THEY CAPTURE MY BELOVED DRUPE IN ITS PRIME. Another must-have bitter aperitivo in a long line of must- have bitter aperitivos from Don Ciccio & Figli. This fruity and floral potable bitter is prepared with three different types of cherries and Sakura (Japanese cherry) blossoms. You’ve never had a cherry liqueur like this! Try Cerasum Aperitivo ($45) in spritzers, boulevardiers, Negronis, or in my Brain Freeze, Tongue Tease poptails. Cherry Vin from Argus Cidery is wine (no, not a cider); a dry, tart, spar- kling cherry wine made with 100 percent cherry juice, and you should enjoy it as such! Think fire roasted meats and charcuterie. Looking for a low ABV starter? Make an aperitif with Cherry Vin, a few shakes of your favorite cocktail bitters, and soda water. © Hundred-to-One LLC 2018. All rights reserved.