A twist on the old Florodora, a gin thing that is notoriously tall, pink, and deadly—not unlike Nicole Kidman. For those who haven’t spend hours reading every little webpage of DrinkSkool, pisco can come from Chile or Peru but either way, it is a clear and very fragrant South American grape brandy. It’s good; and makes more than a few great drinks.

2 ounces pisco
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce, or less to taste, raspberry syrup or Chambord liqueur
To finish: 1 maraschino cherry
Chilled ginger ale

Combine in a “Collins” glass, add ice and the cherry, and top off with ginger ale.