Cherry - Drink Secrets


Cherries: A Gift From The Gods

Cherries are a flavor that not many dislike. A cherry is a fruit that is the topping on any treat and without it, the delight is not the same. With such a distinct flavor and sweetness, it has found its way into many mixed drinks and is now infused into many different spirits that really brings any drink to life.

How Do Cherries Grow

The cherry is a fruit that grows on a tree. There are many different species of cherries but they all have a similar fruity flavor. Not only do they taste good, but they are said to be comprised of potent antioxidants and are known to reduce inflammation. Possessing a vibrant red color, they are quite the little powerhouse for health and taste. They are packed full of 1.6 grams of protein, 7 mg of Vitamin C, with only .2 grams of fat per 100 grams. Grown all over the world, they are hardy enough to cultivate in many different regions.

Infused Drinks

Over the past couple of years, infused spirits have become all the rage. Cherries have especially enjoyed the extra attention, with many different types of spirits being introduced that have the hint of, if not the overwhelming taste of, cherry overtones. Instead of having to rely on actual cherries to supply the taste into your drink, these infused sips of heaven, have taken over your local bar as well as the most elite of drinking holes. Like the topping to any dessert, cherries have become the beloved topping to many spirits and cocktails.

Cherries Have Many Faces

Perhaps there is nothing that a sweet lover loves more than a Maraschino cherry. A Maraschino cherry is a cherry that has been preserved and sweetened. Made from the Royal Ann, Rainier or gold varieties, they are soaked in a sugar suspension that lends to its purely sweetened flavor. Initially produced for the elite of society, it is now everyone's favorite from adults to children, as the topping on your favorite ice cream sundae. Most importantly when placed into your mixed drink you'll feel like a kid in a candy store.

Cherries Find Their Place In Every Drink Genre

Cherries are good with just about every spirit and have such a wide array of mixes. Nothing can taste better than a good old fashioned cherry coke, which is easily reproduced by mixing cherry infused vodka with coke. Be careful, it is hard to believe that you are actually drinking alcohol, that is until the day after you partake. Whether you add cherries to your cosmopolitans, martinis, or hard alcohol mixed drinks, it makes the perfect addition to just about any mixture of tastes. Some of the greatest cocktails would not exist without them.


Cherry rum recipe

  • 1 1/4 ounce light rum
  • 1 1/2 tsp cherry brandy
  • 1 tbsp light cream

Cherry screwdriver recipe

  • 1 1/2 ounce cherry vodka
  • 1 tbsp cherry
  • (fill to top) orange juice

Exploding cherry recipe

  • 1/2 bottle vodka
  • 1/4 bottle coconut liqueur
  • 5 slices pineapple
  • 3 splashes fruit juice

Drinks with: Cherry

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Midori Sour

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