Cherry Baby
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Cherry Baby
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.98 / 5
The Cherry Baby cocktail is a sweet and tangy concoction that is perfect for those who enjoy fruit-forward drinks. It is made with a base of 60ml of vodka, which ... more The Cherry Baby cocktail is a sweet and tangy concoction that is perfect for those who enjoy fruit-forward drinks. It is made with a base of 60ml of vodka, which provides a smooth and neutral canvas for the other ingredients. A dash each of lime juice and lemon juice adds a refreshing citrus kick, while the star of the show, cherry juice, delivers a burst of rich and juicy flavor. This cocktail is a modern twist on the classic sour, with the addition of cherry juice giving it a vibrant red color. The name "Cherry Baby" perfectly captures the playful, yet sophisticated, nature of this drink. With its balanced blend of sweet and sour flavors, it is sure to be a hit at any gathering.
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40% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Cherry Baby strikes a delightful balance between the crispness of vodka and the sweet, tangy mix of cherry, lime, and lemon juice. This cocktail offers a refreshing zing with every sip, presenting a modern twist on the classic cherry limeade with an adult kick.

Method
How to make a Cherry Baby

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add two shots of vodka to a tall glass
Add a dash of cherry juice, lime juice and lemon juice
Top with crushed ice and stir before serving

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FAQ's

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some recommended garnishes for a Cherry Baby cocktail?

For a Cherry Baby cocktail, garnishing with a fresh cherry or a lemon twist can enhance its visual appeal and add a touch of extra flavor. You could also rim the glass with sugar for a sweet touch or use a small lime wedge for an additional citrus accent.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the vodka in a Cherry Baby cocktail with another type of alcohol?

Yes, you can substitute vodka with a light rum or gin if you prefer. These alternatives can offer a different flavor profile while maintaining the cocktail's refreshing and fruity character. However, keep in mind that the substitution may slightly alter the original taste intended for the Cherry Baby cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Cherry Baby cocktail?

The Cherry Baby cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. It's recommended to stir the ingredients with ice to properly chill the drink before serving. This ensures that the cocktail is refreshing, especially during warm weather. Adding a garnish of your choice can also enhance the drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Cherry Baby compare to other popular cocktails?

The Cherry Baby cocktail has an alcohol content of about 40%, which is considered relatively strong compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 13-15%, and a Mojito around 10-15%, depending on the recipe. This makes the Cherry Baby a stronger option, suitable for those who prefer a drink with a higher alcohol ratio.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food would pair well with a Cherry Baby cocktail?

Given its sweet and citrus flavors, the Cherry Baby cocktail pairs well with light appetizers and finger foods. Seafood dishes, such as shrimp cocktails or sushi rolls, can complement its refreshing taste. Cheese platters with a variety of soft and hard cheeses also work well, as do fruit-based desserts that mirror its fruity profile.

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