Merry Cherry Cocktail

A fruity and festive cherry cocktail
Staff Writer
Merry Cherry Cocktail

COURVOISIER VSOP Cognac

Courvoisier purists may faint if they see you pouring a bottle of VSOP into a punch bowl. But after one taste of this spiked cherry cocktail, they may just change their minds.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Ounce  COURVOISIER VSOP Cognac
  • 1/2  Ounce  Cherry Heering Liqueur
  • black cherries
  • 1  Dash of  gomme
  • 1  Cup  soda water
  • mint for garnish

Directions

Muddle cherries in a mixing glass and add to a pitcher. Add all other ingredients. Mix well with and top with soda water. Set out a bowl of ice so that guests can serve themselves on the rocks. Garnish glasses with a single cherry and a sprig of mint.

 

Cherry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cherry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.