Very Cherry-cola
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Very Cherry-cola
Cocktail recipe

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The Very Cherry-cola cocktail is a sweet and fruity beverage combining the effervescent and familiar flavors of cola with the rich, deep notes of cherry brandy, enhanced by a touch ... more The Very Cherry-cola cocktail is a sweet and fruity beverage combining the effervescent and familiar flavors of cola with the rich, deep notes of cherry brandy, enhanced by a touch of grenadine for extra sweetness and a hint of pomegranate. The drink is typically served in a highball glass, creating a visually appealing mix that often garnished with cherries to highlight its cherry-centric theme. The dominant cherry and cola flavors make for a nostalgic twist reminiscent of classic soda fountain drinks, appealing to those who enjoy sweet, soda-like cocktails with a cherry kick.
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Base ingredient
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Cherry Brandy
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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26.67% | 1.2 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Very Cherry-cola

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, to take some of the fizz off the coke
Pour into a highball glass filled with ice
Garnish with cherries and serve
~ Add a shot of vodka for a bit of a kick, or gin for a drier drink. ~

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

·  Stir  ·  Fizz  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of brandy instead of cherry brandy in the Very Cherry-cola cocktail?

Yes, you can use a different type of brandy if cherry brandy is not available. However, the distinct cherry flavor is a crucial part of this cocktail's profile. Consider adding a few drops of cherry syrup or a few muddled cherries to compensate for the flavor difference if using a plain brandy.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with the Very Cherry-cola cocktail?

A maraschino cherry or a slice of lime makes an excellent garnish for the Very Cherry-cola cocktail. These garnishes complement the cherry and cola flavors and add a visually appealing touch to the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve the Very Cherry-cola cocktail for the best experience?

Serve the Very Cherry-cola in a highball glass filled with ice to keep it cold and refreshing. The ice also slightly dilutes the mixture, balancing the sweetness and alcohol content. It’s a great drink to serve at casual gatherings or as a relaxing evening drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Very Cherry-cola compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Very Cherry-cola has an alcohol content of 26.67%, which is relatively high compared to standard cocktails, which often range between 10% to 20% ABV. This makes it a stronger choice, so it's wise to consume it moderately.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Very Cherry-cola cocktail, and how can I make it?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the Very Cherry-cola by omitting the cherry brandy and using a cherry-flavored syrup or juice instead. Keep the cola and grenadine for the base, and adjust the sweetness according to taste. This version is great for those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages but still want to enjoy a similar flavor profile.

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