Drunken Cherry Cocktail

The other evening I had a bourbon Manhattan with drunken cherries, and it reminded me that we had a jar of drunken cherries (made by a friend of ours) that I should be eating. I’d been hoarding them, not wanting to eat them, because once the jar is opened, they’ll be soon gone. I also had some Tart Cherry liqueur made by Black Diamond Distillery. It’s very potent, a grain alcohol on it’s way to being a strong vodka, but with a delicious tartness to it. Cobbling ingredients together, I decided to throw together a drunken cherry cocktail, using bits of this and that.

Drunken Cherry Cocktail Ingredients

I hereby declare it delicious cherry juice! Thankfully, I didn’t put a straw in the drink or it would be all gone instantly! The Ocean Blue can was sweet enough that I didn’t need to add simple syrup. The tart cherry liqueur was tart enough that it wasn’t overly sweet, with a nice highlight from the bit of lime juice. Of course the cherries barely lasted long enough to add anything to the drink, but still tasted yummy.

Drunken Cherry Cocktail

Drunken Cherry Cocktail


  • 1 can Ocean Blu Coastal Berry Vodka
  • 1 oz Tart cherry liqueur
  • juice 1/2 lime
  • Club soda (to top up the glass if desired)
  • Drunken Cherries (for garnish)


  • Fill a glass halfway with ice and add all ingredients except the cherries. Stir to mix. Use cherries as garnish.


Drunken cherries are sour cherries that have been preserved in bourbon.
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