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Cocktail Love: Cherry Limaretto

cherry limaretto cocktail recipe

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. 

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.

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cherry limaretto cocktail recipe

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
cherry limaretto cocktail recipe

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 the 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. 
cherry limaretto cocktail recipe


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