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Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb

A phenomenal drink that is all about bringing excitement and a rush of flavor to your taste buds, the Cherry Bomb cocktail is a drink that is all about bringing about a sensation. My experience as a bartender has taught me how to make a great number of drinks, and the Cherry Bomb stands out as one of my favorites. With its combination of the sweetness of cherries with a powerful bite, it is sure to be a success at any gathering you attend. Allow me to walk you through the process of making this one-of-a-kind beverage and explain why it is one of my favorites on my list.

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Tasting Notes

With a fizz that dances on your tongue, the Cherry Bomb is a delicious blend of sweet and sour. A taste journey is about to take place, and its cherry scent and brilliant red color set the stage. Each sip is a silky and bubbly experience because of the combination of cherry liqueur, vodka, and lemon-lime soda, which provides a refreshing balance. This is the kind of drink that allows you to keep coming back for more, and it is ideal for individuals who enjoy a cocktail that has a distinct personality.

Equipment and Glassware

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. cherry liqueur
  • 1 oz cachaça
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Club soda
  • A cherry and a slice of lime to garnish
  • Fresh cherries for garnish
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions 

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add cherry liqueur, cachaça, and lime juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.
  4. Top with club soda and stir gently.
  5. Garnish with fresh cherries and a lime wheel.

Pro Tips

  • Put your highball glass in the refrigerator before you use it to give it an extra coolness.
  • Adjust the amount of lemon-lime soda to your liking in order to achieve a finish that is either sweeter or more sour.
  • When fresh cherries are in season, use them as a garnish to enhance both the flavor and the presentation of the dish.

When to Serve

A versatile drink that is suitable for any event, the Cherry Bomb is a great choice. It is particularly impressive when you are seeking to add a splash of color and energy to a casual gathering, as well as when you are hosting a summer party or celebration. Because it has a flavor that is invigorating, it is an excellent option for hot days or if you are in the mood for something that is exciting and energetic.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best Cherry Bomb, it is important to use high-quality components. In order to achieve a taste that is both sharp and clean, I suggest choosing a premium cherry liqueur such as Luxardo, which has a flavor that is true to its origins, and a smooth vodka such as Grey Goose or Ketel One. Using these brands elevates the overall experience of drinking the beverage, turning each sip into a sumptuous treat.

See also  15 Most Popular Cherry Liqueur Cocktails

Similar Cocktails 

  • Cherry Margarita: A refreshing twist on a classic, the Cherry Margarita combines tequila, lime juice, and cherry liqueur or syrup for a sweet and tangy cocktail. 
  • Ward Eight: A distinguished cocktail with a mix of rye whiskey, lemon and orange juices, and a hint of grenadine.
  • Blood and Sand: A captivating blend of Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, cherry liqueur, and orange juice.
  • The Vanderbilt: Elegant and sophisticated, The Vanderbilt cocktail mixes gin, vermouth, and a splash of orange bitters, garnished with a twist. 
  • Raspberry Caipirinha: A fruity variation of Brazil’s national cocktail, the Raspberry Caipirinha combines cachaca with fresh raspberries, lime, and sugar. 

History

There is a strong connection between the Cherry Bomb cocktail and the vibrant cocktail culture of the 1980s, which was characterized by beverages that were bright and playful. With its robust flavors and vivid presentation, it manages to capture the spirit of the era, and it continues to be a favorite among people who are looking for a sense of nostalgia and enjoyment.

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Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 3 votes
Course: Cachaça
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cachaca, Cherry Bomb, cherry liqueur, club soda, Lime Juice
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Learn about the Cherry Bomb drink, which is a delectable combination of cherry liqueur, vodka, and soda that is ideal for bringing a blast of flavor to any occasion.

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add cherry liqueur, cachaça, and lime juice to the shaker.
  • Shake vigorously and strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.
  • Top with club soda and stir gently.
  • Garnish with fresh cherries and a lime wheel.

Notes

To make your own cherry liqueur, combine fresh cherries, sugar, and vanilla in a jar and let it sit for a few days. Strain the mixture and you have your own homemade cherry liqueur.
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Cherry Bomb
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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