As a bartender, I'm always on the lookout for new drinks to add to my menu. And let me tell you, there's nothing quite like a good Cheerwine cocktail.
Whether you're a fan of the classic cherry soda or you've never tried it before, there's a Cheerwine cocktail out there for everyone.
But what is Cheerwine, exactly? Well, for those who aren't familiar, Cheerwine is a cherry-flavored soda that's been around since 1917.
It's a beloved staple of the South and has a cult following of fans who swear by its unique taste.
So, what makes Cheerwine such a great ingredient for cocktails? For one, it's a versatile soda that pairs well with a variety of spirits, from vodka to bourbon.
And secondly, its sweet, fruity flavor adds a fun twist to classic cocktail recipes.
In this post, we'll be exploring some of the best Cheerwine cocktail recipes out there.
Whether you're looking for something sweet and fruity, or something a little more complex, we've got you covered. So, grab a can of Cheerwine and let's get mixing!
1. Holiday Cheerwine Cocktail
The Holiday Cheerwine Cocktail is a festive and fun drink that is perfect for any holiday party. Made with the limited edition Holiday Cheerwine, this cocktail combines tangy pineapple juice and bubbly ginger ale with a shot of bourbon and a hint of lime juice. The rim is coated with a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sprinkles, adding a touch of sweetness and holiday cheer.
Garnished with a cinnamon stick, anise stars, and lime slices, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests and leave them feeling merry and bright. If you're looking to add a little extra something to your holiday drink menu, the Holiday Cheerwine Cocktail is a must-try.
2. Cheerwine Shandy Cocktail
The Cheerwine Shandy Cocktail is a refreshing summer drink that combines North Carolina's beloved cherry soda with a light beer, such as a pilsner or ale. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to beat the heat and try something new.
Shandies are a classic cocktail made with beer and a juice or soda, and the Cheerwine Shandy is a unique twist on this tradition. The sweet, cherry-red Cheerwine soda pairs perfectly with the light flavor of the beer, creating a drink that is both sweet and refreshing. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves Cheerwine or wants to try a new summer drink.
3. Cheerwine Shot on the Rocks
The Cheerwine Shot on the Rocks is a unique and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for those who love the taste of Cheerwine soda. This highball drink is made with Cheerwine, Amaretto, and Blue Shark Vodka, which provides a smooth and fine finish.
The added Amaretto complements the sweet cherry flavor of Cheerwine, making it a perfect drink for those who enjoy fruity and sweet cocktails. This drink is served on the rocks in an Old Fashioned Glass and is perfect for any occasion. If you're looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail to try, the Cheerwine Shot on the Rocks is definitely worth a try.
4. Cheerwine Old-Fashioned Cocktail
The Cheerwine Old-Fashioned Cocktail is a perfect way to bid farewell to summer. Made with your favorite bourbon and North Carolina's famous black cherry soda, Cheerwine, this cocktail is a cherry-flavored twist on the classic Old-Fashioned.
The Cheerwine syrup used in this cocktail adds a unique sweetness that balances the citrusy bite of the orange bitters. This cocktail is perfect for those who love the taste of bourbon and cherries. If you're a fan of Cheerwine, you'll love this cocktail and the other Cheerwine cocktail recipes that you can try.
5. Cheerwine Cocktail
The Cheerwine Cocktail is a refreshing summer drink that combines the iconic cherry soda with a splash of vodka and lime juice. This cocktail is perfect for North Carolinians who love the taste of Cheerwine and want to add a little kick to their favorite soft drink.
The combination of sweet and tart flavors makes this cocktail a crowd-pleaser and a must-try for anyone who loves a good cherry limeade. Whether you're a fan of beer or bourbon, there's a Cheerwine cocktail recipe out there for you. So, if you're looking for a unique and delicious way to enjoy Cheerwine, give this cocktail a try and raise a glass to the land of the longleaf pine.
6. Cheerwine Sangria
Looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to try this summer? Look no further than the Cheerwine Sangria. This fruity and flavorful cocktail combines the sweetness of cherry-flavored Cheerwine with a Spanish red wine, triple sec, dark rum, and Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur.
Fresh fruit and basil add a bright and herbaceous note to the mix. The Cheerwine Sangria is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day or serving at a party. Don't miss out on this delicious and easy-to-make cocktail!
7. Cheerwine Bourbon Slushies
If you're looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to try this summer, look no further than the Cheerwine Bourbon Slushie. This cocktail features the iconic North Carolina soda, Cheerwine, blended with bourbon and ice for a frozen treat that is perfect for a hot day.
The sweet cherry flavor of the Cheerwine pairs perfectly with the smoothness of the bourbon, creating a delicious and patriotic drink that is sure to impress your guests. Whether you're celebrating a holiday or just looking for a new cocktail to try, the Cheerwine Bourbon Slushie is a must-try for any cocktail enthusiast.
8. Red Velvet Vodka Fizz
The Red Velvet Vodka Fizz is a unique and exciting cocktail that is sure to please those looking for a drink with a punch. Made with vodka and Cheerwine, this cocktail is less sweet than Red Velvet Cake, making it perfect for those who prefer their drinks with a bit of a kick.
The addition of Red Velvet Candy Corn adds a fun twist to the drink, while the garnish of a leftover cupcake adds a touch of whimsy. If you're looking for a cocktail that is both delicious and unique, the Red Velvet Vodka Fizz is definitely worth a try.