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Cherry Red
© Frances Janisch

Cherry Red

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Mixologist Sebastian Reaburn uses black cherries when he makes the Cherry Red, which was inspired, he says, by "classic American flavors like Big Red chewing gum and cherry Coke." Add any leftover Cinnamon Syrup to hot toddies, hot chocolates, chai lattes or coffee, or pour it over vanilla ice cream. You can also substitute it for Simple Syrup in hot or cold holiday drinks.

  1. 6 cherries, pitted, plus 1 cherry for garnish
  2. Ice
  3. 2 ounces cranberry juice
  4. 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/2 ounce Cinnamon Syrup
  6. 2 ounces chilled club soda
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the pitted cherries. Add ice and the cranberry juice, lemon juice and Cinnamon Syrup and shake well. Pour into an ice-filled highball glass, stir in the club soda and garnish with the remaining cherry.
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