Cherry Cocktails Drink Recipes. Do you love cherries? Yes! Then you will love to make any of the cherry cocktail and mocktails recipes. No, then see these easy to make drink recipes.
You can make the cherry drinks several ways but we share two ways, one being with alcohol and the other without. It’s nice to have options to serve drinks both ways. Especially when you are gathering in groups or have kids. I hope you enjoy this drink with cherries.
Before I get into the mixing, I have a funny story to tell you. My mom used to love maraschino cherries. We had them in our home all the time. When she would host our family celebrations they have always included her cocktails and our Shirley Temples.
She had this fun trick she did with the cherry stems, she could tie them into a knot inside her mouth. Have you ever tried? For the life of me, I could never figure out how she did it. My mom loved her cocktails with cherries.
This bet worthy skill of tying cherry stems would delight guests! She won many bets when people would think she couldn’t do this! I think it’s one of those things you either can do or can’t do. Kind of like being able to curl your tongue. I can’t do that either. Can you do either? Be sure to give it a try.
Cherry Bourbon Cocktail Recipe
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
What’s the difference between whiskey and bourbon?
How to Make Cherry Cocktails
Ingredients for Cherry Cocktails
- 4 De-Stemmed (our favorite not shown) Maraschino Cherries
- 1 tbsp. Cherry Juice (from canned cherries)
- 1 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice (or) Lime Juice if you prefer
- ½ cup Grenadine
- 2 oz. Whiskey
- 1 cup Sparkling Water
- Stemmed Maraschino Cherries (garnish)
Add these items if making Shirley Temples or Italian Sodas for the kids
- Add 7 up or a lime soda for making Shirley Temples
- Optional Whip Cream for Shirley Temples
- Torani Syrup Cherry
- Optional half and half
Tools you might need for mixing cocktails
What type of cherry is used for maraschino?
Originally they were mascara cherries from Croatia. *reference – visit to find out more about them.
Recipe Notes: See the recipe card for additional ways to make cherry cocktails and see a video tutorial.
- In a shaker, mash de-stemmed cherries with a muddler.
- Add cherry juice
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Whiskey and sparkling water to shaker.
- Add ice cubes.
- Pour into a glass through a strainer.
- Garnish with stemmed cherries.
Cherry Whiskey Cocktail
For even more cherry cocktails see this video for three more cherry cocktails.
Or try this (video) cherry bourbon and coke recipe.
Non-Alcohol Cherry Cocktail Drinks
What’s a Shirley Temple? It’s an easy mocktail that consists of only two ingredients, with an optional topping of whip cream. Another version of a cherry mocktail is the Italian Soda here is how you make both.
How To Make A Shirley Temple
A Shirley Temple is an ounce of grenadine to 8 ounces 7 up or other lemon-lime soda. We love adding whip cream to the top with a cherry! Additionally, you could just use some of the cherry juice from the maraschino cherry jar with 7 up that is my hack for when you are out of grenadine.
How To Make A Cherry Italian Soda
The Italian sodas are very similar to a Shirley Temple they only take Cherry Torani Syrup plus sparkling water, optionally add a little cream (half and half) to the mixture. Then top the drink with whip cream and a cherry if you like. Any way you mix these up you are sure to love them!
What are your favorite drink recipes? Cocktail or mocktail?
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