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Did you know that cherry pie may not be as American as you think it is? I know. Apparently, there may be some discrepancy as to the actual origin of cherry pie, but I still feel like the dessert embodies American nostalgia and culture. Just picture a warm cherry pie cooling on a window sill while a sweet American grandma tidies up her farmhouse. It’s all framed in a white picket fence. I know it’s cliche, but it’s in all of our heads, and you know it.
This fun, bold cherry pie cocktail recreates the classic American dessert in liquid form, making it a perfect Fourth of July cocktail. I used the basic flavors of cherry pie – cherries and almond extract – in the form of grenadine and amaretto, to create this refreshing summer cocktail. It’s also colorful and festive, just like the SVEDKA Limited Edition Stars & Stripes bottle that I bought at my local grocery store.
SVEDKA vodka is imported from Sweden and is distilled five tiles from Swedish winter wheat. It’s name is actually a hybrid of the word vodka and Svenska (meaning Swedish). Since it was first imported in 1998, it’s become one of the top ten spirits brand in the U.S. The red, white and blue, patriotic bottle makes a great addition to your party decor while giving your guests a vodka with character and quality.
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The best part about this drink is that it’s easily made into a large batch cocktail, so you can focus on entertaining and play, rather than mixing cocktail after cocktail all day long. It’s simply equal parts vodka, amaretto and grenadine. Fill your glass with ice, halfway with the mix, and top with club soda. Or you can make one for just yourself. It’s up to you. Just don’t forget to garnish with a cherry.
To make this drink even more American, try serving it in mason jar mugs. Cheers to a fun and safe Fourth of July!
Cherry Pie Cocktail
Yield 1 cocktail
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces amaretto
- 1 1/2 ounces grenadine
- Club soda
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, shake together vodka, amaretto, and grenadine until cold.
- Strain into a mason jar full of ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a cherry before serving.
To make this a large batch cocktail, multiply vodka, amaretto and grenadine. Chill before serving as instructed in recipe.