Christmas Cherry Fizz

Yes, I’m still talking about my cookie swap from Sunday.  In addition to the cookies I make (chocolate chip cookie dough truffles and Mexican triple chocolate cookies this year), I always have a signature cocktail because… it’s just fun.  Last year, it was a Christmas sweet and sour cocktail, the year before was a chocolate martini, and so on.  This year, I wanted to do something that was more red.  Since I have a ton of frozen cherries, I decided to focus there.

And we have a winner folks.

Christmas cherry fizz ready to drink

The Christmas cherry fizz was delightful, a little sweet, and oh so tangy.  It was quick and easy to make whenever we needed refills – and yes, we needed frequent refills that evening – making it the perfect signature cocktail for the cookie swap.

We started out using ice cubes to keep it chilled, but since the refrigerator in our current rental doesn’t have an ice maker (I know, right?), we emptied the single ice cube tray in a hurry.  Then we got smart.  We simply used a few of the frozen cherries and added them once the drink was mixed.  The cocktail didn’t get watered down, and the cherries thawed perfectly for eating by the time the glass was empty.

Christmas Cherry Fizz

Ingredients:
1/4 c frozen cherries
1/2 c pineapple juice
2 t sugar
1 1/2 oz vodka
Sierra Mist or other lemon lime pop
Mint for garnish, optional

Directions:
This makes enough for two drinks.  Place the cherries and sugar in a blender and top with the pineapple juice.  Pulse a few times just until the cherries are broken up but not pulverized.

Pour the cherry mixture into two glasses and add the vodka.  Top with pop, and add extra cherries to keep the drink cold.  Garnish with mint, if desired.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

Christmas Cherry Fizz

Christmas Cherry Fizz

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c frozen cherries
  • 1/2 c pineapple juice
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • Sierra Mist or other lemon lime pop
  • Mint for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. This makes enough for two drinks. Place the cherries and sugar in a blender and top with the pineapple juice. Pulse a few times just until the cherries are broken up but not pulverized.
  2. Pour the cherry mixture into two glasses and add the vodka. Top with pop, and add extra cherries to keep the drink cold. Garnish with mint, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Comments

  1. I know what I’m getting drunk on this Christmas. I mean I love anything with cherry in it, and add vodka to the mix. Oh yes.

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