Cherry Stone
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Cherry Stone
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Cherry Stone is a fruity and refreshing cocktail that combines the flavors of cranberry juice, melon liqueur, amaretto, and lime juice. This cocktail is believed to originate from the coastal ... more Cherry Stone is a fruity and refreshing cocktail that combines the flavors of cranberry juice, melon liqueur, amaretto, and lime juice. This cocktail is believed to originate from the coastal regions of New England, where cherries and other fruits are abundant. The melon liqueur adds a sweet and tropical element to the drink, while the amaretto brings a nutty and almond flavor. The tartness of the lime juice balances out the sweetness, making for a perfectly well-rounded drink. The name “Cherry Stone” could possibly be a nod to the cherry stones found in the area's seafood dishes or to the cherries used to make the liqueur. Overall, this cocktail is a perfect balance of sweet and sour, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
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Melon liqueur
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4.8% | 1.44 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Cherry Stone

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a highball glass with ice and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the melon liqueur in the Cherry Stone cocktail if I don't have it?

Yes, you can substitute melon liqueur with another fruit-flavored liqueur if you don't have it. Peach or apple liqueurs could offer a similar sweetness with a unique flavor twist. However, keep in mind that this will slightly alter the original taste of the Cherry Stone.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Cherry Stone cocktail?

A Cherry Stone cocktail is beautifully complemented by a lime wheel or a maraschino cherry. These garnishes not only enhance the visual appeal but also subtly add to the flavor profile, especially if you gently squeeze the lime wheel before adding it.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

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

The Cherry Stone cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. Ensure the cocktail is well shaken and then strained into the glass over fresh ice. This enhances its refreshing flavors, making it perfect for sipping.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Cherry Stone compare to a standard cocktail?

The Cherry Stone cocktail has an alcohol content of 4.8%, which is relatively low compared to standard cocktails that typically range from 10% to 25% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Cherry Stone a lighter, more sessionable choice, suitable for occasions when you prefer a less potent drink.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Cherry Stone cocktail?

The Cherry Stone, with its sweet and tart flavor profile, pairs wonderfully with light appetizers like bruschetta, cheese platters, or seafood dishes such as shrimp cocktails. The cocktail's flavors can complement both the savory taste of cheese and the sweetness of seafood.

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