Cocktails with Cherries!

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(Part of Miss Magnolia’s ‘Cooking with Cherries!’ series.)

Here among the Atomic Cherry Bombs we strongly believe that cherries are the perfect way to add pizzazz to all things in life, and cocktails are no exception. From sweet, to sour, to sinfully delicious – here are a few cocktail recipes sure to brighten your evening.

 And – don’t forget! – after you test these with your friends, join us for a few more drinks at the Copper Door for our Va! VA! Voom! Valentines Day show, February 14th.

 Cheeky Cherry Cola

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz Kahlua
  • 3/4 oz cherry syrup
  • cola
  • 1 cherry

 Directions:
Fill glass with ice. Add vodka, kahlua, and cherry syrup. Top with cola. Garnish with cherry.

Sour Cherry Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 5 sour cherries, pitted (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • seltzer

Directions:
Lightly muddle cherries, simple syrup, and lemon juice in bottom of highball glass. Fill glass with ice, then add gin and stir. Top with seltzer. Garnish with cherries.

Cherry Bombshell Shooter

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Baileys Chocolate Cherry
  • 1/2 oz spiced rum
  • 1 cherry
  • chocolate syrup

Directions:
Rim chilled shot glass with chocolate syrup. Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker. Strain into shot glass. Top with cherry.

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Cheers!

Links to original recipes
http://www.absolutdrinks.com/en/drinks/factory-cola/
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/06/drinking-in-season-sour-cherry-and-gin-cocktail-recipe.html
http://www.baileys.com/en-us/baileys_cherry_bombshell.html


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