Slow Down Shirley

Jim Kearns, Slowly Shirley | New York City

Jim Kearns taps into quintessential East Coast fall flavors in his Slow Down Shirley: cranberry liqueur layered onto a base of apple brandy, with lemon and ginger adding brightness.


Serving: 1

  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce ginger syrup
  • 3/4 ounce apple brandy, preferably Laird's 7 1/2 year
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry liqueur , preferably Clear Creek
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash The Bitter Truth bitters
  • soda, to top

Garnish: candied ginger

  1. In a shaker tin, combine all ingredients except for soda and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass and top with soda.
  3. Garnish with candied ginger.
Editor's Note

Large Batch Variation:
7 1/2 ounces lemon juice
7 1/2 ounces ginger syrup
7 1/2 ounces apple brandy
15 ounces cranberry liqueur
soda, to top

Serves 10