Drink of the Week: Under a Cherry Moon with Schladerer Brandy

“One taste of Schladerer Cherry Brandy and Black Forest Cherry Liqueur, and I was immediately transported to one of my favorite childhood places,” says CHILLED 100 member Justin Biaggi.

“My family spent late summers in the Finger Lakes region of New York where daytime outdoor activities were balanced by moonlit dinners by the lake. My grandma used to make cherries jubilee, and the night sky was lit solely by the moon and the flame of the flambéed cherries. Schladerer Cherry Brandy and Dark Cherry Liqueur are a yin and yang of fruit and warmth that has inspired my cocktail, Under a Cherry Moon.”

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Under a Cherry Moon

Under a Cherry Moon

Created by Justin Biaggi


  • 1.5 oz. Schladerer Cherry Brandy
  • .5 oz. Schladerer Black Forest Cherry Liqueur
  • .75 oz. Vanilla Syrup
  • .75 oz. Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz. Egg Whites
  • 6-8 Blueberries
  • Lemon Twist (to Garnish)

Preparation: In a cocktail shaker, muddle blueberries into lemon juice and vanilla syrup. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the garnish) along with ice, and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Meet Justin Biaggi, CHILLED 100 Member, New York

Justin Biaggi, a Bronx native, started his cocktail journey by making Negronis for his uncle’s social club in Brooklyn. His attraction to wine and mixology led him to bartending for extra cash in-between touring as a musician across the country. He now has 11 years of experience in the hospitality, food and beverage industry. From dive bars to rooftop lounges, Justin has been a key player at every type of establishment across NYC. He was also fortunate enough to train under world renowned mixologist, Julie Reiner. You can now find him creating seasonal cocktails at Bar 54, the highest hotel rooftop bar located at the Hyatt Times Square.

Justin Biaggi, CHILLED 100 Member, New York

Justin Biaggi – CHILLED 100 Member, New York