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10 Easy Cherry Cocktails

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Maraschino cherries, along with being popular garnishes for drinks, are also used as a core ingredient in many of the cocktails. All the cherry cocktails, irrespective of the form of cherry, have a special place in the list of party drinks. Here are ten such exotic drinks infusing cherry in various forms. Read on…


1. Cherry Sling

A blend of cherry liqueur and gin, this drink makes a wonderful summer party cocktail. Just spend 5 minutes to prepare the drink by shaking gin, cherry liqueur, and lime juice, in the ratio 3:1:1. Serve in a chilled champagne flute loaded with ice cubes.


2. Cherry Punch

Feel the punch of cherry along with the delicate intoxication of white wine, the drinks gets a fizzy nature from the addition of lemon soda. A refreshing drink, it makes an ideal party cocktail.


3. Beachcomber Cocktail

A light rum and Contreau drink flavored with cherry syrup, it is a beautiful delight for the eyes. Served chilled in cocktail glasses, this drink is enticing.


4. Cherry Blossom

The perfect treat for those love brandy-based drinks! A fizzy drink, it can be prepared by mixing brandy, cherry brandy, Curacao, and Grenadine [6:4:1:1] with soda [4 times the amount of cherry brandy]. Serve immediately so that the drink does not lose its fizzy nature.

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5. Cherry Julep

A deadly blend of grenadine, cherry brandy, sloe gin, and gin, this is quite intoxicating! Make sure that you enjoy it in limited quantity!


6. Cherry Vodka Julep

This drink uses vodka, while the classic julep uses gin. The freshly squeezed lemon juice adds a refreshing citrus flavor and a delightful sparkle, making it even more inviting!


7. Danish Gin

This drink requires hardly any efforts, but the payoff is a mesmerizingly tipsy cocktail. Shake gin, vermouth, Cherry Heering, and kirsch [1 oz, ½ oz, ½ oz, and 1.5 tsp respectively] in a cocktail shaker along with ice cubes. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a twisted lemon peel.


8. Grandma’s Cherry Pie

Cherry muddled with tequila renders the drink a distinctive color and flavor making it a tempting entry into the list of summer BBQ party cocktails.


9. Cherry Bomb Cocktail

A cherry vodka drink with the flavors of ginger ale and grenadine, it has an attractive pink hue. The good element in this drink is that it has more of ginger ale than vodka.

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10. Sidecar Punch

The fusion of cherry juice and brandy gives an exotic appeal to this drink. Simple, yet regal, you can relish it whenever you want to!

Now what are you waiting for? Try these cherry cocktails and have a great time!



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