The Corner Store [Cocktail Recipe]

This drink was created by Adam Miller, beverage director of Silver Lining Diner, in Southampton, N.Y. It was inspired by Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry soda, Miller’s favorite childhood soda, and a Northeast diner staple.

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  • 2 oz. Starward Two-Fold Australian whisky (or other grain whisky)
  • 1¼ oz. cherry syrup (recipe below)
  • ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. yuzu juice
  • ¼ oz. ginger beer
  • 1¼ oz. club soda
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • Garnish: morello cherry


Add all ingredients except ginger beer and club soda to a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain over large ice cubes in a Highball glass and top with ginger beer and club soda. Garnish with cherry.

Cherry Syrup

Strain cherry purée through a fine mesh strainer into a saucepan over low heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to two weeks.

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