Cocktail Love: Cherry Limaretto

Love is in the air this week. There are candy hearts and frilly flowers everywhere.  With the Valentine Party behind us, we decided it was time for a more adult treat. 

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To help our cause, it is also National Cherry Month.  That made choosing a cocktail for our post today simple.  We have made a few minor adjustments to the classic Cherry Lime Rickey.  Ours has a little kick and a bit more maraschino flavor with the added Amaretto.  This drink is sweet, sour, and a bit tangy... perfect for sipping with a friend.

savour... love potion.

Get the rest after the jump...

Cherry Limaretto

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Before you start:

If you are so inclined you could cut calories by choosing a diet ginger ale.

The ingredients:

  • 3 ounces Amaretto
  • 3 ounces sour cherry juice
  • juice of one lime
  • ice
  • ginger ale
  • maraschino cherries
  • lime slices

The method:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker 2/3 full with ice.
  2. Fill 3 lowball glasses or two highball glasses 2/3 full with ice.
  3. Pour amaretto, cherry juice, and lime juice into shaker.
  4. Shake vigorously for a slow count of ten.
  5. Strain over ice into glasses.
  6. Fill the remainder of the glass with ginger ale.
  7. Garnish with lime slices and maraschino cherries. 
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